We are ending our solar system unit by studying Neptune, Uranus (oh good grief, we can’t say that with a straight face in our house), and little dwarf planet, Pluto. The other day we made a solar system out of sugar cookies, which was my lazy way of hands-on learning that didn’t require a trip to Michaels or Wal-Mart. Sugar cookies are way better than styrofoam balls, right?
I promised to make the cookies for weeks and then on the day we actually did it, I started the baking right before Mini woke up from her nap. So, in other words, planning was neglected. Story of my life. Wow, did it turn into a major production in the kitchen!
But it was fun, nonetheless.
And it proved, once again, that learning is fun. That’s one of my non-negotiables for homeschooling. It has to be fun and I can say without a doubt, this year has been our most fun yet.