This past July, keeping with our child-led approach to homeschooling, Agent E and I brainstormed what we would concentrate on this semester. Together we chose to focus on the United States, ocean life, and Spanish. So far she is really enjoying it, and we've managed to incorporate each of these subjects into the reading, writing, math, play, and conversations that comprise our days.
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What do these two things have in common?
Well, even though we did not set out to do this purposely, our chosen course of study for the last few months of 2012 and our big end of the year trip really dovetail quite nicely.
We will be visiting a few U.S. territories . . . and we will address in our studies how those differ from the 50 states.
Aside from the obvious that we will be traveling on the ocean, we also have plans to take a semi-submarine ocean tour and make a stop at a very "hands on" aquarium.
One stop will be at a location where Spanish is the official language . . . and while most people we interact with will likely also speak English, we will be able to use some of the basic language skills we've acquired.
I know it may sound crazy to some, but I just think it's so neat how it all worked out like that without even trying. One of the many reasons I love educating the Agents at home.