Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2018-2019): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May 2017. She remains at home due to her special needs, and continues to learn with us when she is able. JJ is in 10th grade this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and are using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

Please feel free to follow along....

Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 1 of Exploring Countries & Cultures

Today was our first day of using Exploring Countries & Cultures from My Father's World. It went well for the most part. Coyote had a little trouble with all the extra stuff we did today, compared to last week when we only did Lanugage Arts, Music, and Sign Language. But, I think it will work out just fine, once he knows what to expect.

Today, we were introduced to ecosystems for Science (using Properties of Ecosystems from Answers in Genesis). We learned some new words, such as habitat, biotic, abiotic, fauna & flora.

For History and Geography, we learned about maps, how they got their beginning, and how they have changed over the years. When we took a snack break, I made a "map" of the inside of our house, and gave the kids a trail to follow to the X where they would find their snack. They had fun with that. We also learned that the world is NOT flat like a pancake. It is round, like a ball. So, Coyote came up with the fun idea to have pancakes for lunch today.

As for the green tomato worm we have been watching.... Last night, after we arrived back home from a "Back to School" party for our local homeschool group, the kids looked at the jar (now sitting outside on our picnic table) and noticed the worm had emerged from its cocoon. At first, it sort of had the look of a big bee with very short wings. However, as time went on, the wings unravelled and began to dry out.

This morning, we released the moth (known as a Hawk Moth) and it  sat on our picnic table all day. Finally, this evening, David and Coyote saw it take off in flight. Bye bye, hawk moth. Good riddance... ummm, I mean, good luck.....


1 comment:

  1. That is so cool! I didn't know that those nasty tomato worms would turn into a Hawk moth. I will have to show the kiddos! Thank you for sharing this!


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