Sunday, September 23, 2012
We spent the weekend in Williamsburg with Grandma and Grandpa. We decided to take advantage of home school days in Williamsburg, and an upcoming history unit, and purchased tickets to Jamestown Settlement.
One thing that Aliza has already this year in history is map directions--north, south, east, west. She enjoys showing off her knowledge--the directions she gives are always like she is looking at a paper. So when she was trying to tell her Daddy which direction he was driving he opened up the compass on his ipad. Aliza LOVED it! She told us every 3.2 seconds which direction we were driving and Josiah took great delight in countering her direction with the exact opposite. I admit it was one of those proud home school parent moments. Jeremy and I were grinning.
And since I can say whatever I want to here... It is our opinion that if Aliza was in traditional school she really wouldn't give a care about a compass and using one, especially on the weekend when we were on "vacation". We also doubted if we would have even known that Aliza learned map directions to encourage her new found knowledge.
Welcome to Jamestown Settlement! I was learning right along with the rest of family on this trip. There was so much interesting information. We only barely scratched the surface.
Another "Indian" was melting deer hooves over a hot embers to make glue. Aliza helped fan the embers with a fan made of feathers.