Today Joseph, Emma, and Daniel gathered the whole family to participate in erupting a homemade volcano, feeling the different textures of lava (flowing like honey and firm like clay), and finished their lapbooks. It’s Saturday and I love that they enjoy learning and choose to do ‘school’ in their free time!
On the lapbooks we ended up putting some flat pieces on the front and back of each folder instead of adding a second folder. All the pieces came from the V is for Volcano project pack from Hands of a Child. The pieces cover the following information:
- Volcano vocabulary – words that relate to volcanoes.
- Three types of volcano – did you know they come in different shapes and those shapes mean something when it’s eruption time?
- States of a Volcano – Are they active, dormant, or extinct?
- Basic parts of a volcano – From the crater at the top to the vents and flank.
- Hazards and Helps – While I knew volcanoes were hazardous even I learned of three ways volcanoes are helpful!
- Textures of Lava – Where they recorded what lava feels like.
- Skip counting by 5 and by 10 – A cute double pocket with number and picture cards to practice skip counting to 50. Why 50? Because that is how many volcanoes have erupted in the USA in recorded history.
We had a great time learning about volcanoes this week. I love seeing the little lights go on as they read and listen to books, look at pictures, and watch videos.
Next week we’re dipping into history with some castle studies – unless something else more interesting comes along!