I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite resources to turn all the Olympic excitement into a learning experience (just like a homeschool mom to make it into "school" huh?)
My all time favorite resource...you guessed it!
This is a 4 week study for grades K-12. We pick and choose what interests us most, and just add it to our day. There truly is something for everyone in this study.
Another resource I can't wait to dig into is Southern Hodgepodge's Chalk Pastels ebook. I'm not super "artsty" - but, I've tried some of her techniques, and even I can do them!
Of course, each of the kids will pick a country to cheer for. (By the way, we just learned in history class - if you're cheering for the Netherlands, you should be wearing orange). This is one of our favorite activities. We make it a rule that no one can pick the US (we all cheer for them anyway). It's funny how attached we all become to that country...forever.
I love the nightly family time watching the highlights and heroes of the day. I love how the games bring the whole world together, for a brief time. Plus, our maps and globes get an olympic-sized workout in school for a a couple of weeks.
And then, there's the medal counting. (some of you may call it math, but - I'd prefer not to) Off to my friend Pinterest for some inspiration....
- A Fun blog (Benandme.com) - full of Olympic Activities and Links
- Look What Came from Russia - a book we can't wait to get
- Official Website of the 2014 Winter Games - packed full of stuff you need to know
Let the Games begin!