Sunday, January 18, 2009

We've got the Whole Globe in Our Hands...

These first posts are pretty late, but the first two weeks have been so busy that I have had no time to blog!

Since we began homeschooling with the logical place of creation, we talked about Pangaea (Who knew there were Bible verses to support the scientific theory of a supercontinent? I didn't. I learned it from our Tapestry of Grace curriculum.)

They are very eager to make a video of their completed creation pizza books. I am awful about putting videos on my blog, but I have to get better because they both love making them and do a really good job. These books were really neat and I don't think they will forget the 7 days of creation anytime soon!

I wish I had thought to take a picture of them with their inflatable globe. Santa really knew what he was doing when he brought us that because we have really used it. We are learning the continents and oceans.

I found a great song on a website that helped a lot. It is sung to the tune of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands":

We've got the whole globe in our hands,
We've got the whole globe in our hands,
We've got the whole globe in our hands,
The whole globe in our hands.

We've got Europe, Asia, Africa in our hands,
We've got North and South America in our hands,
We've got Australia and Antarctica in our hands,
We've got the whole globe in our hands.

We passed it around with each verse. Whoever was holding it when we got to the verse with the continents had to point to all of them as we sang it. They really loved it and remembered it really well.

I haven't found a song for oceans, but at least there are only 4 of them! We did learn about how the earth is 70% water by tossing the globe to each other. Everyone had to look at where their left thumb was and tell if it was on water or land. We kept tally marks. It worked out perfectly that it landed on water 70% of the time!

This was a fun first week, and it didn't stop there. Stay tuned...
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