April 28, 2008

Homeschool Hi-Lights: Colonial Times Research

Ellen from Fun Learning is hosting a meme called Homeschool Hi-Lights. To participate, write a post about a highlight from your past week of home learning, then go to Fun Learning's Homeschool Hi-Lights post for the week and add your post's permalink to Mr. Linky.

Last week's highlights were related to our Tapestry of Grace studies again. Everyone is researching topics for our upcoming colonial times unit celebration.

Nathan decided to do a display board about pirates. I asked him sketch a layout for his board, and I was amazed at how quickly he selected appropriate topics to research. We found several books to go along with his topics, and he seems to be enjoying his research.

Jordan decided to learn about Native American tribes during colonial times. He checked out a huge stack of books from the library and is busy devouring them and excitedly sharing his new knowledge with me.

Allyson did quite a bit of research and writing on colonial living. She created a layout for her display board in Microsoft Word to help keep her on track. I was quite impressed with her creativity. By using Word, she can easily add, delete or move topics for her mock-ups as she continues her research. Here is a picture of Allyson's layout so far.

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Kathryn has been very busy researching colonial fashion and creating a pictorial display. I am looking forward to seeing her completed project; it promises to be quite interesting and visually pleasing.

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Apr. 28, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Anonymous

Wow, great stuff! I know they are enjoying their hard work and the results will be super. Thanks for sharing. Julie http://funinthesunmom.blogspot.com

Apr. 28, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by pottershand

Sounds like you all have been busy. Enjoy your study and all that goes with it.

Apr. 29, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Training Hearts

You have all been very busy! Your daughter's computer layout for Colonial fashion was neat to see done that way.

May your week be filled with many blessings!

Apr. 30, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Ellen

It looks like each one has found a fun Colonial times topic to learn about. It's great that they are enjoying the research so much.

Apr. 30, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by lahbluebonnet

That is wonderful!

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