I am continually taken by surprise with Homeschooling. Especially when the best days are the least intended.
This day we were at breakfast, at the kitchen island as always, just me and my two homeys.
Tt sees one of his craft cases nearby, opens it and proceeds to make a knight puppet with a popsicle stick.
Then we find a few knight-related crafts, like where you cut out the body and insert your fingers for legs.
So then, thinks Momma, we should make a puppet theatre.
And, naturally, it should be adapted for “Castle”, then easily changed for another day when we’re, say, in the mood for an “Ocean” adventure.
And on it goes…
Another day he asked if he could use a silver pen and black paper so he could put some star stickers in a “sky”. We ended up talking satellites, planets, shooting stars, tiny + far vs. bigger + close, etc.
Somehow that ran into stickers on frogs and their habitats and what they eat, then snakes.
Then that ran into Egyptian Hieroglyphics of all things, with discussions on Mummies, cats, cobras and pyramids.
I absolutely could not have planned a space-to-frogs-to-snake-to-ancient-egypt learning moment. Although I did, I suppose, plant the seeds with what we read and by having collections of books and stickers and art supplies all handy. (Gotta give myself – and Hubby’s pocketbook – SOME credit!!).
Isn’t the young mind just a wonder?