One of our timeline figures this week was the hanging gardens, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After reading a little about it, the kids made their own brick ziggurat and hanging garden.
These little projects are very helpful for narration. For Larkin, my auditory learner, narration comes naturally. For Miah, my hands-on visual learner, narrating from read-alouds can be frustrating. When we do something like build a ziggurat, decorate it with flowers, and talk about the hanging gardens of Babylon while we're using our hands, it's not so hard for her to give Papa an explanation of our newest little backyard creation when he comes home from work.
The sunflowers have done well this year. Did you know that sunflower seeds are arranged in a perfect beautiful mathematical pattern? Click here to learn more.
"To know the laws of God in nature and revelation, and then to fashion the affections and will into harmony with those laws - THIS is education." ~S. F. Scovel