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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flats Away!

So I mentioned earlier the great forum Homeschooling Spot.com One of the great woman on there has organized a flat exchange. We are sending out two flats for the kids this week coming. I do think it is a great way to learn social studies and geography. I am looking forward to starting treasure boxes with the kids for each of the countries that they travel to. Last year we had been making a scrapbook. But that seems a bit more pricey for scrapbooking pages for the albums with all of the informative brochures you usually have returned to you. So rather then just toss them I read another homeschooler had made up treasure boxes. The basic idea is to put the returned items whatever that may be into a box to look back on and reflect upon whenever the mood hits. Of course we will still get out our map of the world and pin point each flat's destination for point of reference as well.
In other news our dino unit lol is still slowly plodding onward. It doesn't seem to have to momentum I had hoped it would. Perhaps it is the time of year or the method in which presented. Although they both can tell you about the Triassic period dinosaurs they seem to be left feeling a little bored. I think DD was hoping to learn about the flying dino's. Sad to say that isn't part of the lesson. I have added them to the Jurassic era but not in great detail. Perhaps we will cover them afterwards.
I was also thinking of doing a bit on the Prehistoric period of animals. But not sure that that would be any more engaging. Have to think about what to do hands on for my creative visual learners. :)



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