Friday, January 21, 2011

History can be fun when you use your hands and noggin

Today we started a new homeschool program called, The Story of the World. This is a review of our old lessons but on audio (let me rest with my migraine while I folded laundry) To keep the kids engaged we would pause and ask ? to be sure they were focused and listening. Then the challenge....
To make a shaduf with household objects...(though this met some resistance) they learned many valuable lessons.
After, their creative challenge was to test their trajectory with the newly converted catapult. Oh yeah the picture with them in laughing/pain was their lesson of what goes up must come down. Unfortunately, they learned it the hard way when their weight fell on their foot.

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