As part of my Letting Go journey, I want to chronicle some of the ways this is working for us. To do that, I'm going to turn this into a series. Mostly photos, but sometimes with a bit of description. This week, I want to show how it can work with a particular theme or topic. A couple of weeks ago, we read about the Oregon Trail and the westward expansion of the U.S. Now, I could have gone all controlly and turned this into a preplanned unit complete with crafts and extension activities, but I didn't. We read a bit. We talked about things we could do, things my oldest would like to do, and my oldest has been playing the Oregon Trail game app on my nook. Then, without prompting, they played. Because that's what kids do. They process information through play.
|The covered wagon. Packed for the Journey.|
|Of course, you need an ox.|
I'm pretty sure they get it.