What a busy week the lil one and I have had.....
Last weekend in my quest for new and interesting ways to home school - I resurrected (from memory) a theme I used with huge success from my teaching days - Around the World. It's a fun way to introduce geography and social studies.
So on Monday the lil one made her passport.......
and we talked about Canada -- she coloured a map -- and we did a little work on directions - North South East and West.
We talked about Indigenous people... and Canada's national animal the Beaver..... we watched videos on beavers and learned all about their dams and lodges. She even made a beaver!
Last night we made beaver tails (a sweet yummy pastry) for dessert. Usually beaver tails are deep fried - but I found a recipe that didn't deep fry but baked in the oven instead. (I'll confess the oven baked version wasn't quite as good as deep fried - but definitely healthier). The lil one learned about fractions with the dough -- one ball divided into 8 equal balls.
Our finished product.............
On top of all this learning about beavers and Canada we did math and reading and writing and grammar. We spend about 3 hours a day home schooling! I try to fit in some exercise in one form or another. When it rains we do dancercise and when it's nice the lil one goes out and rides her bike up and down our street... while the dog stresses on the deck that she's gonna get eaten by some monster!!
The lil one is my happy pill.... keeping me occupied and busy and focusing on something other than this pandemic!!
Life is good when you have your own happy pill.