If ever there was a week that was an example of lasagna learning, it was this. Lasagna learning being layers and levels of different ages, all together. The spices of learning all blending and complimenting.
Take Columbus. I read this book from our Tapestry studies to the age range (pictured at top). We just read and I was completely hoarse by the end of the book. But we had to keep going. Let me ask you this. Raise your hand if you knew:
- Columbus and his crew went to church the morning they left on their voyage. They went to pray for their trip!
- On one of his cross-Atlantic trips, ship-wrecked Columbus used the lunar eclipse to convince natives to continue feeding him and his crew.
These are facts I never learned in school. I’m telling you, teaching multiple ages? That includes me! Continuing educational delight for mom!
Tapestry of Grace for the older set: Besides the books we read together, the older two children studied church history. Seventh grader is working on a comparison/contrast of Martin Luther and John Calvin. Eight grader is writing a fictional short story and conducting interviews. She chose to interview several people to see what they know about Columbus.
Nature study – We are heavy into nature study with spring in full swing. We planted our Good Friday garden. And our studies are rounded up in yesterday’s post full of photos. Plus the girls got to hold baby chicks at our homeschool enrichment day yesterday. *Update: Robin Chalk Pastels tutorial here.
Nana came for a pastel tutorial – I’m looking forward to sharing that free lesson in our 10 days series. We also used pastels in our nature journals. And Nana gave us a new storage box for all our chalk pastels!
Here’s a snapshot of the rest of the week:
1. Exploring tangram pieces for math | 2. the ‘One More Thing After Lunch‘ spread | 3. Cheerios in my drain – noticing the now | 4. Learning about Mozart with Harmony Fine Arts plans | 5. Come Thou Long- Expected Jesus (trying out all the songs in her new hymn book | 6. Petting baby chicks at homeschool Enrichment Day
- Today is a fun Friday! This morning we are enjoying some living math, learning games (which one is your favorite? I love Blokus).
- Are you attending your state homeschool convention? I share the reasons you should in Continuing Education at Your State Homeschool Convention. Please let me know if you will be at GHEA so I can find you!
The 10 Days Series is organized by iHomeschool Network. I’m joining up with all these ladies, pictured below.
Many thanks to our Friday hostesses…
- Camera Phone Friday hostess Dawn Camp @ My Home Sweet Home,
- Weekly Wrap-Up hostess Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- Mary at Home Grown Learners
- and Jamerrill at Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling.
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How about you. Have you planted a garden? Been enjoying the spring weather? Learned something this week you didn’t learn yourself in school?