Friday, November 5, 2010


The boys and I have started exploring maps as a beginning to geography studies. We have all been pleasantly surprised by how much they are enjoying it. We started by cruising the house finding all of the maps that we have already made and used in our studies.....maps of the ancient world from Story of the World history reading, a three dimensional map of Ecuador from our world map to track our poster collection...hand drawn map of Alaska from our look at the Iditarod...The kids also enjoyed drawing a map of our neighbourhood, noting friends' houses, Pop's place, favorite hikes, and the horse farm up the street.

Today we looked at grids, and how they can be used to locate places on the map. William thought it was wonderfully like a code, and enjoyed finding spots for quite a while. We even rounded the lesson out with a game of battleship, which I foresee playing way too much of over the next while. I guess this is also a lesson in don't introduce a game unless you want to play it over and over and over and over and over.....

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