Thursday, 1 May 2014

May Inspiration

Welcome to a rainy May. I'm hoping for plenty of outside time. On this theme, Pyjama school has a post on making nature study bags for children.  I'm hoping to put something similar together in the children's back packs.

We have a new timeline made on lining paper-the sort of paper that is put on walls before they are painted. It is 10 metres long and as our timeline runs from 4BC to the present day, this means that we have a fair amount of space-4mm per year to be precise! Having just made the new timeline, I came across this post from The Unlikely Homeschooler, all about timelines.

One of the items that has just gone on our timeline is the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. One of the children is fascinated with Pompeii and Herculaneum so we made time, this morning, to watch the first couple of videos on this post from Under the Sky. We found that Polycarp, another recent interest, would have been 10 at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius although, living in Turkey, he might have been unaware of this.

I love book lists. David Murray has produced a top 10 list of biographies of Christian women. I've read four of the top ten and have another on my pile waiting to be read so there are plenty more for me to read here. Actually, the top ten extends a bit with honourable mentions and reader suggestions so much reading fodder.

Summer is coming although, thankfully, we don't have the looong summer break that seems to happen in the US starting about now or very soon. Still a bucket list is helpful. All things beautiful has a list of 134 items to cover 104 days and is planning to add more!

I was going to write about An Ordinary Life's activity of explain why the sky turns red. We've tried this and indeed, it works! However, the most recent post up on lava lamps looks even more exciting and will have to be tried. Have you made lava lamps? Any tips?

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