It is such a blessing to be home every day learning with our two children.
So lately....We've been listening to our daughters favorite book when she was younger on audio every afternoon...The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane..our son is enjoying listening to it for the first time. Its peaceful to have an hour or more every afternoon where the kids lay down on the couches to listen or sit at the table to draw pictures while the story plays.
We've also been 'family reading' 20,000 Leagues under the Sea together.
Our daughter is now working on planning an Anime Club, with crafting activities each month along with Japanese-Anime style food snacks and a website to go along with it. She's also considering starting a book club with this or sewing get togethers as well. She's been checking out 'Anime and Manga Club Activities' on pinterest and online to get idea's:
A week ago we watched the series How the States got Their Shapes - which the kids loved and hubbie and I learned some interesting info too! Definitely a great video-
A great paper-doll of sorts site with military from ancient to modern times...so the kids printed out some for our 'war' reenactment guys here and they are all FREE; Junior General
Also, an interactive game here, also free: Mission - US
American Revolution for Kids
And of course as always, we have tons of books from the library and supplemental video's. Why learn only one way, in one venue like a textbook...we truly like to explore all material available.
We also decided after printing and cutting out the 'Junior General' guys from the American Revolution we'd make a battle field for them...but what to make it out of...Moon Sand was decided on. How about home made I suggested since our tub of 'real' moon sand was still in storage from our move. Yes. Off to Home depot and Walmart to pick up supplies...
Make your own Moon Sand directions here: Directions & Ingredients
In crafting this week, our son researched 'How to make a Paper Kunai Knife' and then made one and our daughter has been continuing with her sewing- finishing up sewing a pair of shorts and checking books out at the library to learn different sewing techniques.
And there's just a small snippet of some of our schooling lately......
Life is Learning.