Home School- Week 1- Christopher Columbus

Well, the Talbot family has brought a new adventure into our home. We have recently decided to Home school. Jon and I have been dicussing and praying about this for over a year. Due to some of the ways that education is heading we feel this is the best descision for our family. We want our kids to learn to be leaders and mentors, we want them to learn about our country and capabilities they have in this country. We want to inspire, not require.

This last week was our first week of our new adventure. We will be learning things in units, kind of like semesters. For our first unit we are talking about American History. We first started with the famous explorer Christopher Columbus. Every day we worked our way through his life and what he accomplished. We began with when he was born and what he did with his family and how he became interested in traveling. We then moved to talk about his many travels and his marriage and son, To his great expedition to the america's. We learned about his ship and the many parts of it, and talked about his route by looking at a map.

The kids made a replica of Columbus ship

Later in the week the kids were told to put a skit together in 15 min. of what we talked about for the week. They had a blast, and I had a blast watching them.


Maria said...

I love it! Love, love, love it! :)

Shara said...

I bet you are having fun learning with them. There are so many things that we were never taught because the teachers just didn't have time to.

jjtsoccer said...

It has been so fun!

Troy and Mandy said...

Awesome! I'm so glad your home schooling is going well! You guys look like you are having so much fun :) My cousin in Kansas home schools as well and she loves it and her kids love it. Her oldest daughter tried going to public school and she prefers home school.