I surprised my oldest son today by taking him to an Archery Range to celebrate his 16th birthday.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
This past weekend we learned about Physics. We researched, designed and built two Marble Roller Coasters. This was not an easy project we experienced lots of trials and errors. The boys expressed that this was one of the biggest mental projects they have done.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The boys have been working hard today designing and building their bottle rockets. It's going to be very interesting to see how their designs work.
Before launching the rockets I had them fill out their science data sheets.
We had two out of three successful launches one sprung a leak. The baking soda and vinegar method did not come out good. Between adding the soda and inserting the plug the method failed. The air pump and water method worked best for us.
Friday, June 6, 2014
What a wonderful day. Bennett had his first experience teaching someone English one on one.
The best thing about this was they both were exchanging languages. He would teach "Mrs. Ueda" English words and she would teach him Japanese words.
Both helped each other with words they did not understand.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Today we experienced a hands-on, intimate and practical cooking class. We made two kid friendly dishes japanese curry and pan fried yakisoba noodles. Our teacher "Mrs. Yoshida" did a great job involving everyone in the cooking process. We look forward to future classes.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
We had an awesome opportunity to be a part of an International ESL class at a local church in our area. Since Bennett has been teaching himself the Japanese language and culture this has been a blessing. We have met some awesome friends in the process and look forward to volunteering more in the fall.
I was invited to the end of the year celebration given by the ladies group. The mens group had a dinner as well but I was not able to get any pictures.
The ladies were really nice in explaining to me the difference between American Japanese and Japanese food. They always laughed when I showed them what was considered Japanese cuisine here. It was nice to try authentic Japanese food.
Bennett has really enjoyed this experience and looks forward to the direction that God leads him.