Some of you may know we homeschool our two boys. Since this is our first formal year, we are taking it one quarter at a time. So we have laid out just the first quarter (8 weeks) of lessons, to span from now until Thanksgiving. We have chosen a theme for each week, from which history and science lessons will stem. We also cover math, handwriting, language arts, and Bible as appropriate for each boy and also relating as much as possible to the theme.
This week's theme is pirates. So, for instance, social studies will be (treasure) map skills and world geography, science this week will include magnets and how to use a compass, math will cover American coins and consumer skills. Bible stories we plan to study are fishers of men, Jonah and the whale, etc. Throughout the year, as situations arise, we'll include life skills such as cooking, sewing, computer skills and media and cultural literacy.
Monday we visited the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC. The boys brought their journals, as you can see them in the first photo doodling pictures of the fish and crabs in tanks. The museum featured a special exhibit on Blackbeard as well.