Thursday, July 4, 2013

Celebrating America and Learning about Independence Day

We met with our co-op last week to learn about Independence Day.  We started out by reading a few books.  George Washington's Breakfast was a great way to learn some interesting facts about our first president through a story.  Then we got to eat some of George Washington's breakfast!  If you don't know what it was, I won't ruin it for you. Wink, wink.  (So sorry I didn't take photos, though!)

Later, we read a little about from Joining the Boston Tea Party to learn about what life was like for the colonists and why they would start a revolution against Great Britain.  The kids got to start coloring their Boston Tea Party lapbooks, which in retrospect were a little advanced for them, while I told a condensed version of the story.

Last, we made our own American flags and had a parade!  After the parade we ate some great snacks then played in the library's children's area. We love homeschooling!  Today we're reading the preamble to the US Constitution. We figure that's about as much as they can handle in one sitting, but it's so very important to understand. Tonight we're going to join some friends in celebrating our country's independence.

What are you doing to celebrate our country's independence?

1 comment:

  1. You're doing such fun things with the girls! I love it!