A dear friend and I have decided that "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work..." - Ecclesiastes 4:9 So, we are spreading out the "work" of homeschooling to get a better return! Specifically with our younger crew and geography lessons (trips are always more fun with friends!)
Welcome to our personal trip around the world - first stop... Russia! We are loosely using Expedition Earth - as our guide. Since I am sort of a curriculum junkie (stop laughing and keep reading...) - it was easy to go pull off a bunch of those "I-planned-to-use-this-when-we-study" books. If you homeschool, you know what I'm talking about! Here's a sampling of what we're reading:
Now, all we needed was a hands-on project to go with our first stop. My friend "Pinterest", do you know her... she's like a fantasy football team for girls, provided the perfect inspiration.
But the best part of our stop was our time praying! Window on the World is a long-time family favorite, if you don't have this book...you should. We all put our hands on it and brought the needs of Russia and her orphans straight to the throne of God - you absolutely can not have a better return than that! What a great day...
Stay tuned for our next Russian adventure!