Sailing… takes me away…

Ahoy mateys! Me crew and I are setting sail on the 5 oceans to learn about the continents.

I thought it’d be neat to teach the girls the continents, and have DS do research on a particular country on each continent, and then ‘teach’ his sisters. By putting all the continent names in a bucket, my son drew out… North America!

Now, my stomach got butterflies, because I was so sure they would pick USA to learn about, but to my surprise, a vote of 2 to 1, they chose Cuba!

So, we learned a little about that tiny Central American country, and to end the week, we made Cuban Sandwiches! Fun- Fun!

We’re documenting our Continental journey with Notebooking. I’m scheming a way to combine the Volcano Lapbook and the Continents Notebook (and anything else we learn along the way) into one big project. Thinking cap is firmly in place.

Pictures to come.

Next week, our voyage goes ALL the way to the bottom of the globe – my oldest DD chose Antarctica! Since there are no countries there, we’re going to learn about Penguins, and DS will do research on the Antarctica Explorers.

Here are my DDs, pretending to be penguins-


I’m not sure why my oldest DD thinks that penguins make a face when they walk, but…

Oh, and here’s a neat thinking question: Do Polar bears eat Penguins? Why or Why not?

ANSWER: No, polar bears CAN’T eat penguins, because Polar bears are in the ARCTIC, and Penguins are in the ANTARCTIC – two completely different hemispheres!

About Just Jackie

I'm a wife and mommy with varied interests. I am self-employed as a Handcrafted Soap Artisan. I home school my two youngest children, who help me save big with coupons! I enjoy crocheting, sewing, woodworking and many other crafts.
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