I have neglected you today and maybe yesterday. What day is this? It has been a blur! We wanted snow, and we got it! I don’t know the official totals, but I think we have had just over a foot of snow since Wednesday morning. The kids and I have reacquainted ourselves with…the dreaded snow shovels. I have to say, though, that DS7 is quite the snow shoveler this year. He has improved so much this year! The two kids take off the top few inches, while I do the fine scraping. We were out several times on Wednesday and a couple of times on Thursday shoveling the driveway. Fortunately, it appears that the worst of the snow has passed and shoveling should cease until next week, at least.
After the weekend, the homeschooling resumes in full force. Both kids have enjoyed their free time during this break, but we all are anxious to get back to the studies. In early February, we are returning to Disneyland for a visit, just the kids and I. We absolutely LOVE taking our homeschooling on the road to Disney to further study what we have learned at home. I don’t know if you have watched any of The Science of Disney Imagineering DVDs, or not, but we love this series to use along with our science lessons. In this series, Walt Disney Imagineers demonstrate scientific principles utilizing Disney Parks attractions. One of our latest DVDs is Levers and Pulleys. This DVD shows how Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Soarin’ Over California utilize levers and pulleys and how levers and pulleys make work easier. While the case states that this DVD meets the National Science Education Standards for grades 5-8, I find that my 1st grader LOVES the series and will watch it over and over again. Of course, he also LOVES Mythbusters, but that is another blog post…
Until tomorrow night…
Oh boy! Thanks for sharing your insight on The Science of Disney Imagineering DVDs. I have never heard of them but it does indeed sound like an excellent way to get in some Science and Disney at the same time.
We love the Imagineering DVDs, but they are especially good for kids who like Disney but not science. The cheapest that I have found them is at Barnes and Noble, but you may be able to find them at a library in a larger city.