The black pie wheel includes interesting facts about the plague, the brown strip on the right is a timeline. Each date flips open and has a fact behind it. The map is the spread of the plague through Europe, and the blue and red minibooks contain information about the hudred years' war and Joan of Arc.
|This was a spontaneous drawing he did one day of the Crusaders attacking Jerusalem. We decided to include it.|
|Inside each matchbook is a small report on the various kings, in his own writing.|
So for the first time in our homeschooling career, I feel that we are really "finishing well." I have always felt that this was important, but at the same have allowed one thing to just sort of roll over into the next term without a clearly defined "finishing point." I am glad that I have given him this experience of knowing what it means to have completed something concrete and know that he really is on break for a couple of weeks until we begin again in January. Boundaries and expectations are set--we begin working with a whole new set of parameters this way, and I think that at his age and ability, it is time. ((sigh)) It is a good feeling, but I am tired and ready for a break. I can't wait for Christmas...as always.