Thursday, October 6, 2011

Impromptu Columbus Day lesson

So not feeling well today, and didn't want them to miss another day of schooling...they are starting to think they are on vacation...hahaha!

Started thinking about it and did a quick double check on Netflix and decided to use a laid back approach to the upcoming Columbus Day with coloring sheet projects and a History video.  Very little work needed on my part except to help with cutting and explaining things they didn't understand.

I found this wonderful link at Scholastic for Columbus Day activities.  The kids really liked this.

We watched:

Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World

and most of:

Christopher Columbus

and we were able to discuss the ships that we visited in July when the Nina and Pinta replicas were in Toledo.

We also watched:

The Magic Voyage

They seemed to enjoy the laid back fun, will continue to talk more about Columbus over the next few days.

1 comment:

  1. My kids recently asked if they had Columbus Day off. They were pretty bummed out by the answer! Perhaps, some netflix viewing will help them feel better! Thanks for the resources.