Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
We have been studying about America and this morning we met with a few homeschoolers to listen to our kids’ presentations and to eat traditional American food. It was just wonderful. Although each of the kids did a great job but my favorites were a movie about the history of Colorado using Legos by John Gannon, a brochure of Texas by Aidan, an A-Z list of symbols of Louisiana by Lou, and history of civil rights in Alabama by Emory.
Kabir and Arjun filled all the fact sheets about America on their own. Then they started a new folder where there are going to complete fact sheets for each of the 50 states. So far, they have completed fact sheets for California and Missouri. This is because Arjun chose to focus on California and Kabir on Missouri. They created a clay model of the USA.
They updated the population and religion graphs.
Arjun chose to focus on San Francisco earthquake 1906. We adapted the script from a book, “Lizzie Newton and the San Francisco Earthquake” by Stephen Krensky. We did Readers Theatre where his grandmother, Kabir, Arjun and I participated. We will remember this forever in life! Here is the link to the script, San Francisco Earthquake and here is the link to the video of San Francisco Earthquake Readers Theatre. He created a Lego model of San Francisco and then broke to represent San Francisco after the earthquake. As far as food is concerned we bought California Roll and California Sourdough bread from Kroger for the party.
Kabir created a Missouri newspaper dedicated to homeschoolers. He did this mostly on his own and worked real hard. Here is a video link of his presentation of the Missouri Newspaper dedicated to homeschoolers. For food, we made Ozark pudding and Squash casserole for the party. We spent last week in St. Louis, Missouri. We had a great time as it’s a great city for kids.