Friday, January 21, 2011

Leaving Africa

We finished up our study of Africa this week. Because of the Geography Game, The Boy and the twins can name most of the countries in Africa. Sadly, they are much better at that than I am; today I confused Namibia and Botswana, and they all laughed because they knew the difference. This year, I am living proof that you do not have to know everything in order to homeschool your children successfully. They are obviously learning geography in spite of me, not because of me.

Our craft project this week was to make cave paintings similar to ones found in Africa. Since we don't have access to a cave, we made our drawings on sandpaper with crayons. They turned out very nice.



The Boy chose to make a list of professional soccer teams instead of drawing animals and other typical symbols.
 


In kindergarten, Little Red and I worked on the letter Z for Zebra. She learned how zebra's stripes are similar to people's fingerprints - no two are exactly alike. She got to design her own zebra's stripe pattern.


Very proud of her final product!
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