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Buoyancy, aka “Let’s see what floats!”

On Tuesday, it was super-hot, and the kids were not taking well to the heat. I had already been planning to do some demonstration of buoyancy, so the wading pool got brought out in mid-morning and filled, and the kids … Continue reading

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Ducks don’t get wet.

We’re wrapping up our week with Ping by doing two water-related science experiments – a good choice for a steamy Baltimore summer. Yesterday we read Ducks Don’t Get Wet, which is a beautifully illustrated book in the excellent Let’s Read … Continue reading

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Art lessons with Ping.

Today our main focus was art. We paged through The Story About Ping and I asked Alex if she could tell what the artist used to make the pictures. Colored pencils or crayons, we agreed. I pointed out some places … Continue reading

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Continuing our travels through China.

We had another great day today with our China study and The Story About Ping. Alex started off by watching a video from a British educational television series showing children’s lives in present-day China. Today’s video showed a family celebrating … Continue reading

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The Story About Ping.

The Story About Ping is the tale of a young duck who lives on a boat on the Yangtze River in China. Every night, when the Master of the boat calls the ducks back to him, the last duck aboard … Continue reading

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