Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Winter STorm Warning

We are under a winter storm warning until 7pm tomorrow night.  Freezing rain and snow.....yes, snow.  Up to four inches.  Really?  All that other snow finally just melted!! 

I wanted to share some websites that I found.  We really love Tapestry of Grace.  I am trying to incorporate more project learning for the kids and wanted a project that they could work on the next few weeks.  We are currently studying the Oregon Trail era. 

I found this website about an Oregon Trail project.  It is a five week long project where the kids build wagons, gather supplies, get a pseudonym, and then travel.  They stop at points along the way to gather supplies and best of all see the area where the pioneers stopped.  I love to that they have to make trail decisions along the way which affect their traveling. The girls are starting this next week.

TL took an awesome six week Oregon Trail class online through Currclick and Apples of Gold Academy.  She also did his Lord of the Rings class.  Apples of Gold is fabulous!  If your looking for something new to do in your homeschool, I highly recommend her classes.

So anyway, another Oregon Trail project seemed ridiculous so I wanted to work on the Gold Rush, Transcontinental Railroad, and the Pony Express.  This site has directions to start your own Gold Rush Town and this website has a little info on everything.  I hope to have him work on the Gold Rush for two weeks and Transcontinental Railroad and Pony Express for one week each.  We'll see.  If I see there's too much I want him to do, I may cut one or make the projects longer.  Hopefully it will be fun for him.

Take care!!  Enjoy your spring weather!!  Looks like we won't see any for a while yet!

1 comment :

  1. I think I would like to be your student and do all the hands-on things you've got planned. I could never get my girls interested in any of those ideas. I would plan and they wouldn't do a thing. :(


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