In school this week we learned about Columbus' trip to the West Indies and how hard it was. We are reading Pedro's Journal (Apple Paperbacks) as an extra read aloud for History and Joshua is enjoying it very much. He asks every day if we are going to read it. On day 3 of the unit I read aloud the history readings and Joshua built Columbus' ship and an Indian out of Lego's. Here's a picture of his creations.
One of the history activities was to take a balloon and label index cards with the continents and then place them on the balloon in the proper place.
He also made a map of Columbus' route from Spain to the West Indies.
We also set up our timeline from Drawing From The Past. I want their timeline figures too but can't afford them right now. For now we are using some other figures that I had. We put Creation on our timeline at the beginning (top left) and then put Columbus on at 1492.
We had a great week and we will be doing school next week too. We will take the week of Christmas off but then we will start right back the next week because we are so behind in school.