Friday, October 30, 2009

To Brazil and Back

The kids and I are finishing up South America today and our study of the rain forest and Brazil. We have had so much fun with this study!
First, we learned about Nate Saint, MAF, and the Auca Indians which was by far my favorite part.003
We learned about the elaborate parties that they have in Brazil and the lovely costumes that they wear, so we made our own Brazilian costume from old pillowcases.009
Robert made his into a vest and decorated it with shiny guitars.
We also made an anaconda out of an old sheet which I think became the kids favorite thing we did.013
We switched a few things around this past couple of weeks that were just not working for us. For some reason, we are having a hard time getting into Apologia General Science. Has anyone else had this problem? I think that we are going to just put it aside for right now until we can find a way to fit it in.
We are ending our week by watching The End of The Spear and Beyond the Gates of Splendor—two movies about Nate Saint and the Auca Indians.
Next week, we are flying to Norway to begin our study on Europe! I am really excited. See ya there!

This post is also linked to Weekly Homeschool Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Michelle said...

End of the Spear is a tear jerker, but I loved it. It was awesome! Great job!

Cheryl said...

Great week! I haven't heard of half the things/civilizations you learned about.

I teach General Science at our co-op. You can get bogged down in all the scientists, ugh. I just stick to the ones that come up over and over in the text, Aristotle, Pasteur, Lavossier (sp?).

Giggly Girls said...

What a great week! Nate Saint is certainly an inspiration. We once got to hear his son, Steve, and Mincaye speak at church. Words can't even describe.