Year 3 picks up right where Year 2 left off. I love the continuity of Tapestry of Grace. Everything just flows together. We are continuing to learn about the early years of the United States.
I bought this book as a supplement to our studies. It came with a map and stickers so we can add states to our map as we learn about them in our studies.
We learned about the 3 branches of government.
We've studied the first 5 presidents of the United States. I bought the Presidents cards in the $1 section at Target. They are perfect for our studies because they list facts about each president on the back.
We spent some time reading about Lois and Clark and their expedition into new territory.
We started a collage poster. We will be adding to it throughout the year.
We use this book to help us draw the pictures for our collage poster. These are great books, I highly recommend.
We are also working our way through History Pockets. These make for a good review of what we are learning and they offer some fun activities.
We made a state info card for each state as they became a part of the US. I got the flag stickers here.
Benjamin is working on his own U.S. Presidents book. I love that both boys learn the same things at the same time....just at a different level. I found all of the President coloring pages on the Crayola site.
We completed another lapbook. I still love these. Since our units are about 9 weeks long, the lapbooks serve as a great review at the end of the unit. We didn't just learn early U.S. history but we also studied Napoleon and Simon Bolivar. We also covered some of the big inventions during this time period.
Love my little lefty.
We use A Reason for Handwriting. Benjamin loves to put his copy work on the fridge. I had to remind him that there are 36 weeks of school and the fridge isn't big enough to display everything.
First day of the new co-op. The boys were a bit nervous but excited too. Luckily they saw some friends from their old co-op at the new co-op.
Benjamin in his Land Animals class.
We also squeezed in some fun nature walks. The boys really enjoyed a nature class on owls. They got to dissect owl pellets in search of bones. The found entire skulls in the pellets. It was really cool.
And we saw an actual Barred Owl in a tree!
So that is a quick recap of the last few weeks.