Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day two - figuring out how to make the world flat, and who God loves...

We had another fantastic day at school today. In geography, we're learning about the globe, maps and continents. We talked about how a flat map is different than a globe .  After, we drew the continents on an orange, then peeled it and laid it out flat.   It looked like this when we were done:
Later, we talked about how God loves the whole world, and read John 3:16.  We made collages to illustrate the verse:

You know, it's funny.  My first two kids have been so "by the book" when it comes to learning.  One excels in all areas, one struggles a bit, but both learn at pretty steady paces.  They learn things in order, and do just as they are told.  Two plus two is four, sentences end in periods, and zebras are black and white. Then there is my baby.  Now a first grader, and totally into thinking outside the box.  I love that about him.  This kid is gonna change the world...and being his teacher is going to be a blast.  Do you have a child that marches to the beat of their own drummer?  If so, I say embrace it.  Who says a squirrel needs to be gray?

Happy Homeschooling,

1 comment:

  1. That is SO AVA! She colors everything in rainbows unless I tell her it specifically needs to be a certain color scheme. She surely marches to her own beat, and I love that about her. I wouldn't change it for the world.

    Lukas just mentioned this orange/globe illustration the other day. It's funny to me that he remembers it because I used a tangelo and it didn't work. :) I couldn't get it to peel well enough to get the point across, but he still got it when I explained and tried to make it work. Good thing you went for the orange. ;)