Mount Everest on Google Maps
Luke slept in until noon today, so this morning I played Don't Eat Pete again with Isabel and Sylvia. Isabel read to me, she practiced writing her first middle and last name on the board and she drew a picture. After Luke had breakfast/lunch, I had both of them practice their addition with flash cards. Isabel then played outside while Luke did school. In his personal reading book, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, there is mention of the Himalayas. He was confused because I guess in the book it mentions the tallest mountain and he thought that the tallest mountain was Mount Everest. I explained to him that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain and that the Himalayas are a mountain range (group of mountains) that Mount Everest is in. We then looked at the Himalayas on our globe and on Google maps. Have you ever seen Mount Everest on Google Maps before? Really neat. Okay, maybe not really neat, there is certainly a lot of white. He is now writing in his Take Five Journal and his story journal. I know I've said this before, but my blog is a lifesaver to me. With home schooling, activities, projects, worksheets, etc. get done so quickly that I feel guilty, like we aren't doing enough. Being a mom, or just being my crazy self, I can't remember what I did yesterday, so it is nice for me to look back through my blog and say, "Oh, we actually DO do things!"