Serenity Year 5 2012
Serenity has been asking for science experiments all month long! I love that she enjoyed her birthday so much! And I’m so glad all the test tubes, beakers, pipettes, and magnifying glasses are coming in so handy! Here’s a list of the experiments we’ve run so far:
1.) Vinegar and Baking Soda. She asks for this again and again. I think we’ve gone through four gallons of vinegar using up the five pound bag of baking soda my sister gave us.
2.) Food Coloring Flowers. We made a really cute centerpiece using carnations we dyed with food coloring. The blues and greens were the fastest, but the yellow turned out really nice in the end!
3.) Swirly Milk. Pour milk in a dish, add drops of food coloring, and then touch with a q-tip soaked in a little dish soap! Such cool results!
4.) Smell test. Fill test tubes with all different smells and see if you can figure them out with your eyes closed. This was fun, especially using Eric as a guinea pig. However, the real fun came when Serenity spent the next two days mixing all of her spices and smells into various sludgy concoctions. I don’t think she drank too much. Hopefully none of the perfume.
5.) Dancing raisins. Put clear soda in a glass and add raisins using tweezers or tongs. Great fine motor skills, fun to watch!
6.) Oil and Water test. She wanted to do this one multiple times too. It’s fun to shake it!
7.) Mentos and Cherry 7-Up. From her birthday party =)
8.) Color mixing. She always wants her test tubes out so she can mix up colors and use the droppers =) And she keeps at it until everything is brown. “Look at my batches of brown!!!”
Besides all the science fun, this month we did various crafts, including making her first potholder on the Loop N Loom Grandma got her for her birthday, and using the sewing machine for her first project! She was so proud of the bag she sewed for her dance shoes. She told her teacher all about it in class. I also heard her tell her dance teacher that she had a science birthday party =) Fun to know she thinks about her party and still talks about it =)
She helped to make the decorations for her party =)
She had her first dance lessons this summer. I loved watching her, it’s just so cute! She adores twirling around and tapping with her shoes. After all her lessons were done I had her choose between Dance, Swim, and Gymnastics, and she chose dance because “I haven’t learned very much dance yet!” So it’s back for Ballet/Tap/Jazz in the fall. She’ll have a real recital this winter! Woo hoo!
We also had swim lessons, which was great! We really need to work on her swimming skills. She loves jumping in the water but doesn’t like to put her face in it yet. It was funny, at the class where parents were allowed to watch, once when she jumped in the water the teacher said “goodness child, you can jump across half the pool!” So no fears for that much.
We are surviving on Snow Cones this month. The last week has been over a hundred a lot! And nearly every day, Serenity will get a boo-boo of some sort and she usually feels that all she needs is a snow cone to feel all better =)
She loves sharing her snow cones and icee pops with Donovan =)
Phrases Serenity likes to say her own way: Bungle Up (bundle up) Bitter Knife (butter knife) Also, “I’ve never (insert random activity) before.” I just hear her use that phrase before. I guess she likes to point out all the new experiences =)
Watching a Sesame Street clip with Donovan =)
Played Hide and Seek with Daddy =) Found him!
One night I set out her doctor’s kit, bandaids, and a bunch of stuffed animals for her to doctor =) And we watched a little Doc MacStuffins.
She can hang upside down now from the bar!
Very bubbly =) I think this is fifth position =)
With Samantha for real =)
Crafting with my girl =)