Even though we’ve technically moved on from week 2 in Adventures, it seems as though we can’t actually move on.
After completing the week, we visited the Columbus Nina and Pinta replicas, and I ended up picking up a Christopher Columbus activity book with lots of fun activities in it. We learned so much in the past two days that we decided to make some lap journal pages, even though we’re not doing “school” this week.
I was a lot more hands on in the actual putting together of these pages because it’s an off week, and because we had so much to put in our pages.
However, excluding some of the writing and coloring, Treyton insisted on doing most of it himself, which of course I was okay with.
Our cover pages were a dot-to-dot, of Christopher Columbus and a few pictures of our field trip.
Coat of Arms: In the Christopher Columbus activity book that I picked up, it had a page of the Coat of Arms that Columbus received from the king and queen when he returned to Spain. Each of the quadrants represented something: the castle and lion represented Spain, the islands, because Columbus discovered Islands, and anchors because of his ship skills.
They offered a blank coat of arms for Treyton to use to design his own coat of arms. He chose to put on a cross, the American flag, a man with a shield (to show that he was brave), a bat and ball, and math numbers (two things that he is good at).
Ships: I also included a couple of flip books on the ships:
- Which ship was Christopher Columbus’ favorite?
- Which ship sank?
- Which ship saw land first?
- Which ship was Columbus on?
On the second page, I attached the poem ‘In 1492’ as well as Treyton’s narration after visiting the ships.
And just in case you think our school is all pretty, clean and organized, here’s a small glimpse of reality.
Original MFW Adventures Week 2 – Christopher Columbus Post.