Today we attended the second of six classes in the Spring 2013 series at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. We missed week 1 since we were at Kalahari for our homeschool conference.
O7’s class is called “Animal Adventures”.
When I dropped her off, they were looking at meal worms under a microscope.
S8’s class is called “Eye Spy”. Today, they dissected a calf’s eyeball and looked at it under a microscope. S8 was a little squeamish about it. I regret mentioning it to her ahead of time, because she has been dwelling on the eyeball issue for a few weeks. But she got through it and even wrote a little note about measuring eyeball sizes in class. Next time, they get to look at a squid eyeball. I think she was hoping they were done with eyeballs.
In the evening, S8 went to her Symphonette rehearsal. She is a lot more optimistic about the music this time. I think her sight-reading skills have really taken off and it’s helping her manage the sheer volume of music. In her Suzuki lessons, we only work on a few short pieces at a time. She has six lengthy (and difficult) pieces for Symphonette. But not having to memorize it all takes a lot of the pressure off and makes it more enjoyable.