I have lots going on right now that I want you to know about. I don’t know exactly when we are moving overseas as I’m still packing. One thing for sure is that I will continue to blog as I can and keep you posted.
You know I normally like to step back and just enjoy being with my family for a nice long break at this time of the year, but then again nothing has been normal this year.
Plodding along, we have started out next unit study which is the French Revolution. Mr. Awesome needs to cover some more European history during his high school years and so this a great topic to cover for older kids.
Too, sickness has hit our family early and everybody has had a touch of the crud this whole week. Crazy that we all get sick at the same time.
So knowing that the French Revolution is not a topic exactly easy to explain to younger children and because all of us are still recovering from the coughing junk, I made a board game about the French Revolution that they both could play. This way they both have an introduction to this time period.
I can’t pry them away from the fireplace when they play games either. I guess they think the ultimate luxury for at home learning is sitting by the fireplace because that is their go to place (even in the summer). I give up and let them play where they want to now.
Just to let you know I made the game really big, BUT you can print it out on regular size paper or print it poster size (4 separate pages under your print settings). We printed it on regular size paper because I can’t store anything now that we are preparing to move.
But, by making it large I could print it off on 4 pages when we decided to play again.
Normally, I like to start our unit studies with a real aloud from books written about that time period like A Tale of Two Cities or Les Miserables. But again, my time has been short lately, so I have found a nice abridged audio reading of A Tale of Two Cities that the boys could listen to.
The boys can’t miss hearing the popular phrase: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, . . .” I love the whole opening paragraph of that book.