We have spent a while in England but it fit very well with our TOG study of the beginnings of the Revolutionary War. We finally finished watching all the Harry Potter movies and we ended it with our own celebration last night complete with a slumber party in the living room! I created a Harry Potter invitational letter that I printed on parchment looking paper. We served "gummi slugs", although they were more of worms, and we had some roasted chestnuts (Goosey pointed out they had chestnuts in one of the movies. Butterbeer was also on the menu but we had no whipped cream for the topping so we opted for hot chocolate instead). The kids even brought down some memorabilia that we have collected over the years and some from our trip to Universal Studios a few years back.
While we were in England, Goosey made a candle in a tea cup using our candle making machine. Speedy and Rosey have been a little too busy this week as they have been preparing for speech and debate that they haven't made theirs yet. Much to the kids dismay as they have really enjoyed England, we ended it on a tasty note with tea and pound cake! We used this recipe for our pound cake and it came out very good! It is definitely a keeper recipe!
This week we have been learning about England. I plan on spending the rest of the week learning about it. We read a few great books on England and found out that many things have come from there! We were able to make connections between Colonial America and how maybe some of those things came over from England from the pilgrims and many other people that came to this country from England. We ate some Hobnobs which are a chocolate oat cookie that I bought from a grocery store that carries international items. Those were good with a cup of tea which is consumed in England more than any other country!
We learned about Stonehenge. This was a neat website here with pictures! Goosey has been working on a model of it. So far she has the blocks made out of baking soda clay (here's the recipe we used). She's waiting for the blocks to dry and then I will post a picture of the finished project.
Goosey decided to finish her postcard today and decided to make it of the London Eye. Now what was amusing about this postcard is that we have become fans of the show Doctor Who, much to Speedy's dismay as he thinks the show is a little too weird, and the London Eye is a "transmitter" for one of the Doctor Who shows. What I found amusing is that Goosey instantly recognized the site as she was researching England and exclaimed, "look, its the transmitter!! I have to draw that!"
We are gearing up for a Harry Potter marathon over the next few days. I plan on making some "butterbeer" and if I can find a frog mold, some chocolate frogs.
Welcome to our little space on the web!! I'm a mom homeschooling my kids and blogging about our school days. My kids are 19, 17, and 14 years old and we share a household with 2 crazy cats, an African grey parrot, 2 hermit crabs, and a turtle.
Curriculum we are Using...
Rosey-17 year old
-Sonlight British Literature
-Math U See Pre-Calc
Goosey-14 year old
-Tapestry of Grace Year 1
-Math U See Geometry
-Bible Road Trip Year 2