Some of the topics and projects we have had for the science portion this year were:
September- Birds- painting a gourd bird house
October- Fish- Fashion a fish
November-Recap of mammals, fish, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians- diorama of a habitat with all of the different types of animals
December- Nature Crafts
January- No co-op due to illness
February-White Tail Deer- color and decorate deer in their habitat
March- Birds of Prey- We took home an owl pellet to dissect
April- Possum- mama possum with babies, possum pouch, mama possum, 2 month old possum
After that, we made a paper craft alligator.
Each month we take a short lunch break after the morning program and then after lunch, I teach an art co-op. Each month we feature a different artist, view some of his works, create a notebook page for that artist, and try to recreate a piece of artwork similar to what the artist would have done while exposing the children to different types of art materials.
This year we covered:
September: John James Audubon-nature drawing-water colors
October- Georges Seurat -pointillism-acrylic paints
November- Grandma Moses- variety of materials
December- Alexander Calder-sculpture- construction paper and pipe cleaners
January- no co-op
February- Michelangelo- frescoes- clay and watercolors
March- Henri Matisse- cut paper collage- cardstock
April- Degas- chalk pastels
While we will not be having any other homeschool co-op days until next fall, there are several summer programs going on and I am sure we will have a chance to take part in a few of those.