Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Schertle family, a homeschooling family in San Jose, CA, offers several times throughout the year classes to the home school community. Today we had fun creating brushbots, speedy little robots using a toothbrush, micro-pager motor and battery.
Friday, October 21, 2011
My favorite event of the year! This is a traditional family style Italian circus. They come to Redwood City every year and entertain for a week. Don't miss it. It's a deeply heartfelt experience which will make you laugh and cry and feel full of wonder. Their web site has a lot of photos and background information.
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America. We saw a mummy and many other artifacts. The tour guide told us interesting stories from the times of Pharaos and pyramids. A very interesting place to visit, you will feel like being in a different world and time.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
This is a wonderful place to explore Nature and Science. There is the Rainforest dome, the planetarium, the aquarium, the African wildlife dioramas and always changing exhibits. Every time we go we discover something new.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Together with a group of home schooling families we went to the Bay Area Glass Institute in San Jose. The institute staff shared with us the history of glass, showed us the facility and the making of a piece of glass. Most interesting was the demonstration of glass blowing by an artist.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Today we visited the Hidden Villa Farm for their annual Farm Home School Day. Ilbra and Arrun together with other children learned how to make butter. After shaking cream for a long time they could enjoy the fresh butter on crackers. We toured the farm garden and animal barn. At lunch time the farm served us home made tomato soup and fresh baked bread. Yummy!
|Ilbra making lemon ice cream|
|How does cow dung become a Strawberry milk shake?|