|I really love this pic of her today|
The kids recognized Antarctica and Australia easy enough. Asia and Europe required a bit of a hint, which that's fine.. South America was easy (Garrett is obsessed with Brazil so he knows that no problem).. But then we get to good ole home.. North America.. something we've discussed time and time again..
This is how our conversation went:
I point to the continent and say "Okay, so what continent is this?"..
They look at me like I have grown a third eye..
Me: "Come on kids, we know this.. Here, what Country is this (pointing at the US)?"
Them: "United States"
Me: "Okay, and what country is this above the US (pointing at Canada)?"
Me: "And this country (pointing at Mexico)?"
Me: "Okay, so Canada, the United States and Mexico make up what Continent?"
They again look at me as if I just asked them to start quoting the Gettysburg Address in it's entirety.
|Mapwork to review the oceans and continents|
Them: "South America"
Me: "Alright, so if this is South America... and this (pointing at Central America) is Central America. and this continent (pointing to North America) is North of South America and Central America, then what continent would it be?"
Ashleigh: "North Carolina"
Hangs head in shame..
Kids, gotta love them :)
We also had fun today talking about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. We watched a few videos of the launch, the lunar lander making its approach to the moon, Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the surface and we listened to the famous words "The Eagle has landed" and "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"..
All in all, we had a great school day today :)