We spent this week learning about Vikings. We read from Story of the World: Volume 2 about Vikings coming from Scandinavia to invade France, Eric the Red and his son, Leif, and the Norse gods.
Some other books we read were Hiccup: The Seasick Viking, What a Viking!, Viking World, Leif's Saga, Viking Ships at Sunrise, Adventures with the Vikings, and Yo, Vikings. Of the Scandinavian countries, we mostly concentrated on Norway because we'll be getting the chance to explore it more next week.
The kids made their own little Vikings.
We also made Viking longships. We combined the instructions in SOTW activity guide with these, an idea I got here.
|Molly coloring the pictures for the ship|
|Caleigh gluing on strips of paper|
Notebook pages (mini-books from Homeschool Share)
|Questions and a map of to label, flag of Norway, adjectives describing Vikings, a Viking longship to label. |
I left the blank space to add a picture of the boats the kids made.
Colin and his FIRST Lego League team spent some time getting ready for their regional tournament tomorrow. They met to practice their skit, possible questions the judges will ask, and robot runs.
We also gave the kids an early Christmas surprise.
|Chad made this pizza while I was running around trying to get all the stuff together.|
|The brownies wouldn't cut without falling apart so this is what he made.|
|Opening the present|
|Disney shirts, toys, glow sticks, trading pins, etc.|
|And in the bottom Disney World tickets|
|Colin immediately ran to his room, where he pulled maps from our last trip out of his drawer so he could start planning.|
Now I have to get back to packing because we're leaving tomorrow right after Colin's FIRST Lego League tournament.
See what other homeschoolers did this week at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.