For the month of March, Graham and I did a mini-weather unit. And by "mini" I mean I started the month out well and did like three things and then fizzled. And because I currently have a $5000 fine at the library, I was avoiding going and checking out some weather books. Yeah, we homeschool.
Anyway, here is our cool tornado in the jar (via pinterest). I was skeptical, but it actually really works. We have left it sitting in the widow of our kitchen all month because it is so fun to play with!
So, one of the things we did this month was to set up a "numbers station." I pulled out a ton of stuff I had on hand: number stickers, number magnets, number dry erase boards, manipulatives, bingo markers, etc. and just let him play.
I was starting to second guess our geography curriculum, and was about ready to think the whole year had been a massive waste of time from an academic point of view, until I started really working with Isaac and quizzing him on some geographical things. He can tell you on what continent, what country and often what city many major geographical landmarks are located (El Castillo, Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge, Itsukushima Tori, Grand Canyon, The Parthenon, etc.). He can identify where most major countries of the world are, he knows about many of the important eco systems of the world, and can tell you at length what the differences are between a temperate/tropical/arctic climate. I am so proud of him! And, the best part is...I am learning right along with him!