This post is mostly going to be pics, but I wanted to highlight some of our fun year so far!
The kids got together with some of their other home school buddies and did an in depth study of a country of their choice. This was a great learning experience for both of my kids and they really took a lot of initiative, which is encouraging to see.
Benjamin chose China. He did a great job choosing books, reading al on his own and even taking great little notes. He taught us all a lot about China. Did you know that The Great Wall of China is the largest man made structure in the world? Did you know that it's the only man made structure that can be seen from outer space? Well B learned that and a lot more!
Here's Cait's sweet friend Lilly. She presented Colombia. Isn't she cute?
Look how cute they all are! Can't wait until next year when we can pick two new countries to dive into!
As an intro to our studies around the world this year we studied the earth as a whole. We learned about hemispheres and longitude/latitude, the continents and oceans and how to read maps, etc.
Here the kids are each decorating a cake to reflect their given hemisphere. One picked the east and one picked the west. They did a great job and had a fun time too!
Doesn't that look exactly like Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia? Come on!
So that's our year so far. We're having a great time! After we studied North America for several weeks we've just moved into Brazil and South America. We're excited about more stamps in the passport!