Monday, October 13, 2008

While we were out...

...and Buddy was working on the house, we camped at the Urbans. They graciously let the kids and I spend the night in their pop up camper. It was a little chilly, but I think they had fun. In the am we went back home for breakfast and getting what we needed for the day, then headed back for school.
The Urbans have a fabulous school room, so they were in there while we were at the table. After we got through, we went down the driveway to the road (it's a dead end and very safe) to learn about the Mayflower. I drew a chalk line and they each had a different color chalk that they marked what they thought was 106.5 feet from my line. They older boys thought they were pretty smart. Buddy had a 50 foot tape that they thought was a 100 foot tape and had used to measure before we got down there. Interestingly, it was Hope, who is 4 who was within 2 feet of the final measure. We learned about why the Pilgrims left England and about their journey, then had races between either end of our Mayflower and ended with Art- drawing pictures of the ship and 100 people on it.
Charissa has the pictures from the day, so as soon as she posts, I can send you there.
Having such a great day together made it easy to decide to do this every week. (Except we'll be in Branson this weekend.) I'm thankful to have such a great family for our kids to associate with and learn together.

2 comments:

Charissa said...

I'm posting them now...

Kerry Shealy said...

I just saw Charissa's page! I didn't realize you lived so close to her! That's great! We homeschool too, and love the opportunities we have for hands-on learning. Now, if we could just get out to the country like your family!
Kerry RR