Joshie this week "Mommy, it's too bad every kid can't have as much interesting stuff in school as we do!"
We HAVE had an interesting week, and homeschooling IS interesting for students and teacher alike! As mentioned before, we have begun a very brief overview of world religions as part of our history studies. The kids have all been assigned a major world religion to study, and in some ways this project is more about learning how to use reference materials and introducing research to them than it is about religion. But we are all learning so much, and have been fortunate to have guest teachers visit with us.
We started off the week with an old friend, Miss Jane and our new friend (and Jane's) Miss Pat who spent an entire morning with us in deep discussion about Judaism. Miss Pat is Jewish and a retired librarian who kindly offered to share her knowledge with us, and we learned so much! She brought books, and plates and intelligence to the table :-) After spending a couple of hours being bombarded with questions, our friends still had the strength to move forward with a hands on demonstration of how to make a traditional Jewish food item, potato latkes!