I originally planned a Habitat & Animal block for Sophia this month. Then I looked at what she would be accomplishing throughout the year at the Farm School she is attending and decided we had this block pretty well covered. Lucky for me I had my year planned and could switch gears fairly easily. I was a little biased about the block we would do; I love US Geography and could not wait to introduce it. My earlier plans included maps, regional stories & a few documentaries. This intention was quickly flipped on its head when I was invited through Facebook to a Pen Pal group. I jumped at the chance the join and my creative juices started flowing with how I we could incorporate this into our US Geography block. (Social Media and Waldorf. Who Knew?)
Here is how our US Geography block will look:
Maps, Maps & more Maps
Our pen pals have started sending us postcards from each of the 50 States and we plan to reciprocate to each pal. The intention is to create a main lesson book using each postcards, writing a small summary and decoupaging state symbols to our page. Four weeks can be problematic for students; especially those experiencing the nine-year change. I plan to incorporate multitude of activates to keep Sophia engaged, but not overwhelmed.
Mom’s contribution to the block:
Share the beauty of our country
Continue our study on birds
Build Sophia’s confidence with her artistic expression, using simple techniques that have a lot of impact.
We are both in a tizzy about starting this block today. We picked up more postcards from our post box yesterday. (Fun!!)
*****If anyone is interested in sending us a postcard let me know we would love to receive some from our blog friends.