What a fun, busy, day we had… Here are a few highlights from some of the things we did today in honor of Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America!
Painting “New World” Maps:
Snack time Sailboats:
The boys made a compass… and it really worked!
|The Sky Is Full of Stars|
The children also enjoyed listening to our books about Christopher Columbus, as well as an Audio CD about his voyage, while they painted. They also loved their new Draw Right Now book! I wish I would have taken a picture of one of Rascals drawings today… These books are amazing!
Dinner was yummy, though not quite as planned. I ended up not making a trip to the grocery store (I have really been avoiding grocery shopping lately, for some reason?) so I made a Lentil and Rice Pilaf instead of the Stew. It was a hit as usual, and still combined a lot of the ingredients I was trying to use: Lentils, Rice, Corn, Onion, Tomato (sauce), etc. I just wasn’t able to bake potatoes… Oh well. There is always next year!
Anyway, I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted! I haven’t been feeling my best lately, so if you could offer a prayer or two for me I would really appreciate it. I will do the same for all of you. Right now I am off to bed!
Update: Here are the links to our Christopher Columbus plans along with our recipes for Edible Indian Corn and Chocolate Caliente on Columbus Day. You can also find our New World Explorers Unit Study and Lap Book in the archives for Columbus Day.