Is it possible to be a dedicated homeschooling mom while still making time for myself as an individual (a girlie girl who likes cute shoes)? I like to think so. Follow along, and I'll let you know for sure.

Trust me . . . it's not ALL about the shoes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Learning About the Pilgrims

We're fortunate to have a great unit study going on with SLC right now - one class each on the Pilgrims, Native American Indians and first Thanksgiving. The fourth week we'll have a potluck Thanksgiving celebration at a local park. At each event, we're collecting food donations for the Sharing Center to help with their needs for the holiday.

This week, the series kicked off with a great class on the Pilgrims. The kids learned when and why the Pilgrims came to America, the conditions they faced on their voyage and the challenges that met them when they arrived here. The craft entailed drawing a map that showed the route the Pilgrims sailed and sculpting a model Mayflower complete with paper sails. Both kids loved the project and came home full of info about the Pilgrims and their journey.

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