Sunday, October 25, 2009

FFWW: Lewis & Clark

We're still exploring the westward expansion with Lewis & Clark. It looks like our hopes of a two week study may expand a bit into some Thanksgiving plans (stay tuned) that we have. We have quite the busy week ahead of us between school and other appointments. The boys are enjoying the Lewis & Clark books so much that Tuesday afternoon they spent most of the day playing Lewis & Clark. Buster was roped into play as well because he had to be Seaman. All though I'm betting Seaman chased squirrels instead of the neighbors cats. They explored the front garden, the rosemary shrubs, & under the trampoline before the Mighty Clark (I mean Morgan) was scared by a bird and they ran for cover.

Yes, it's true he has an irrational fear or birds, with a slightly rational reasoning. Did I mention the time a black bird got into the rumpus room via the chimney? Yeah, well it did. Jayden came downstairs and announced ever so calmly "Why's there a bird in the rumpus room staring down at me guys?" Yeah, well upon trying to evict it, my hair apparently looked inviting, either that or my wild mop of curly bed hair looked like a fellow blackbird. The bird flew straight for my hair and when I ducked and tried to run I ran into Morgan. I screamed, in general, thinking I'd hurt him which made him scream and run for his life. He doesn't look at birds the same unless he's tucked safely inside. All though I will say the irrational fear only applies to blackbirds. I really hope William Clark didn't suffer the same problem..

So this week the boys will find:

  • Timeline Pages as we continue to jot down important dates and draw pictures go with them.
  • Keel Boat supplies for building a miniature keel boat (if I can find a store that will sell me some balsa wood..)
  • Lewis & Clark Journals -- they'll do nature in these during our study and they should tuck into the back of their notebooks
  • Seeds -- both of the boys have picked seeds to plant this spring and to ensure we get to them I'll pop them in their boxes.
  • Graph paper for surveying the front yard the way Lewis & Clark would have done
  • Dice Math
  • Joey-Joey
  • Domino Math
We'll still be working on our Bible Timeline and adding things to our Lewis & Clark notebooks as we go along. They'll also mark the places mentioned in our books on our map of the
Louisiana Territory.

What about you, what do you have planned for your Fun Filled Weekly Workboxes? Blog about it and then come back and link up! Don't have a blog and want to play along? Just leave a comment telling us what fun things you have planned for your workboxes.

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