Monday, April 28, 2008

Story of the world fried pantains and bread.

For homeschooling my brother and I do this cool thing called Story of The World. Story on The World is an audio CD and they tell stories about the world and they start from, well ... the begining and then go all the way to now. After each chapter, there are fun activities that you have to do. You get to choose one to do. My brother and I both picked to do fried plantains (dark bannanas) . They were really good and were like the ones made in Ancient Africa.

After did a few more chapters with activities, we got to a really good one. The activity was to make Phoenician bread from SCRATCH. They told us how to do it and it was really good! When we were doing it, on the instructions it said to put yeast. I didn't know what yeast was so I asked my Mom and she told me. I learned something from that.

WelI, I guess that everything you do, you learn something from it even though you don't really notice it. You try and notice what you're learning from things. Aftera movie, my Mom always asks us what we learned from it and every single time we have something we learned to say to her. Whenever you ask something and get an answer, you are learning something! And it's not always boring. Here are some pictures of the fried plantains and the Phoenician bread:


Vernal pools


We went to the Vernal Pools! The vernal pools are near someone's house in Yolo County and they own tons of acres. They are pools that appear in the spring. When we got there, someone was talking but there were too many people in front of us that we couldn't hear what he was saying. There were lot of yellow flowers and there were also some different flowers. When we went down to the first vernal pool, I steped to close to the edge and got my shoes muddy but when we ran in the flowers it all came off. When we were walking, a strange gold/orange powder stuff got on our shoes and pants. Do you know what it is? I know the answer already but YOU can guess. Just comment back to me and we'll see if you are right!
Well we had fun at the vernal pools even though there was some spikey grass it was fun. Ricky and I made up a vernal pool quiz for our parents after the trip.