Did I mention we are going on HOLIDAYS? We are! Just two short weeks until we board the Diamond Princess to sail off into the sunset and into Asia. So, I do what any self-respecting homeschool mum would do - I tailor just about all our learning around our trip (because I'm excited!!).
|Mapping skills - Mapping the World By Heart|
|Using Google maps|
We watched a great documentary about Qin Shi Huang - China's first emperor and the guy who got all those Terracotta Soldiers and the Great Wall (not self-centred at all!!!).
|Calculating (or daydreaming?)|
|Constructing time lines (to scale!)|
|Measurement, representing historical events|
|Ancient China timeline|
|Reading up on Japanese history|
|Turtles holding up the world!|
|Even a trip to the dentist is educational!!|
We are also trying to squeeze in some language practice time learning Mandarin!
Lots of wonderful learning opportunities and I haven't had to pay for any of it :-) It all comes from the internet (lapbooks) or the library!
Oh, and I need to add in what a wonderful day we had "not going back to school" and meeting up with homeschoolers from the South Coast to northern Sydney - a nice chance to catch up with Helena from Respect. Love. Learning again:
It surely is a wonderful life - full of wonder, joy, learning, love and we're going on holidays!!!