We had such a jam packed day today! We had our second science lesson through the Dr. Bob’s Sound School and the kids had a lot of fun! We had different stations set up for kids to play with various instruments, watch videos, and listen to different sounds. Some of the examples we had to explore were drums, Tibetan singing bowl, xylophone, Mongolian throat singing, animal sounds, rubens tube, keyboard, and stethoscope to hear each other’s heart beats. They recorded what they all sounded like and how the sounds were produced. It was interesting to hear one student yell out, “they all vibrated!!!” Hmmmm.
Not only did we have a blast with science, but it is also the first day of Chinese New Year! We had to celebrate! I surprised the kids with a little celebration. We ordered some vegetable fried rice and Chinese donuts from a local Chinese restaurant. I bought them each a pair of kid friendly chopsticks, and the catch was they HAD to eat it with their chopsticks. It was quite funny, but they did it! After a little frustration with some, I let them turn them around and use the flat part to scoop it up. Amp did great with picking up his donut and Cameron ate every grain of rice with his chopsticks. It was pretty fun! They also got a fortune cookie and a little red envelope with a few gold coins (chocolate ones of course) so make sure those don’t melt in their backpacks if they haven’t already eaten them. We finished the day with reading a story about the Chinese dragon!
We had a few kids missing in the last shot, but I had to get one with all their cool stuff before they left for the day!