Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick and Ireland

Our St. Patrick's day ended up being quite busy.  Callie and Kate had their classes offered by our local home school group, but we were still able to enjoy learning about St. Patrick and the country of Ireland.  Our geography studies have been focusing on the middle east for several weeks and it was time to move on.  What better direction to go in March than Ireland!  This was also "P" week for Kate, so it worked out perfectly.

We began reading about Ireland last week and then Thursday we enjoyed some Irish food.  We started out the day with Irish oatmeal (the only way I can make myself eat it), Irish breakfast tea, shamrock smoothies for lunch, then corned beef and cabbage for supper.  As far as the food goes, I'd rather be in the Middle East. :)

We also had a special treat for Kate.  I loved this idea when I saw it and thought it would be great for Kate.  The best part is, I didn't have to buy a thing.  Between scraps of fabric and other supplies that I already had and toys that at we already owned, this project was free!  Instead of sewing the little bag like in the original idea, I just tied it all up in a little bundle.  Kate enjoyed acting it all out while I read Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola and even thought of other animals that we had that were in the story.

We can't have geography without our favorite travel videos!  The Globe Trekker videos that we can get at the library are so much fun.  Even Kate enjoys them, although last night she was worn out and fell asleep in the middle of the show.

The weather was beautiful and we had a wonderful time celebrating and learning.  Now if only we could have that much fun learning math!  

1 comment:

  1. sounds like you had a very fun and memorable St. Patrick's Day!

    ....what's wrong with math??... ;)