Last week was week two of MFW. We had to shorten our week a bit to accomodate some schedule changes, but that's what homeschooling is all about right? Flexibility!
We continued our introduction to world geography, focusing on continents and map symbols and reading. In science we talked about various biomes which coordinated nicely with our geography.
We got outside for a bit to explore our yard. We looked and listened for signs of plant and animal life to study. It was supposed to be a sectioned off area but I let them explore the whole yard. We did run across this little bugger. I *think* it's a roly poly bug but the jury's still out. Anyone else know?
Then we got to go digging for earthworms! This was a lot of fun for the kids as they are naturally attracted to dirt lol.
To celebrate global diversity, we made some cute paper dolls and decorated them each with a different ethnicity.
Skylar made an African woman, a Japanese woman (her favorite country) and a Hawaiian woman.
Elijah was a little more...outside the box. He made a ninja, a Hawaiian man (complete with grass skirt) and a very patriotic American (note the face paint).
Mikayla decided on an Irish dance (both of my girls are in dance so the proper uniform was a must, complete with ghillies), a Hawaiian girl and a little Dutch girl.
Our last highlight was making a world cake. Well, that's what we were supposed to do. We decided to cupcakes instead and decorate them in some way that had to do with geography. This proved to be very difficult. This is probably the best example we have.Can you tell what it is?
It's supposed to be the earth. With the seven continents. Erm...not so much. BUT, it was still fun to make a fun to eat!
What were your homeschooling highlights this week? Feel free to comment below!