So some days just go better than others and today was that day.
The kids and I watched the Kush video, read out of Ancient History Book (listed in the plans), went over key objectives, discussed why people would want to trade gold, iron, and salt and went right to the mining activity.
Here's what I learned..
If you are going to do gold sprinkles (which I love) don't use salt, use flour! It's much easier and can sift through like "mud". We pulled down our Illustrated History Sentence and talked about how they mined and what their gold nuggets looked like. Thankfully they looked just like the gold sparkles. :)
They mined and loved trading some iron and salt with me. I was a Berber and they acted out the Kush miners' role.
|Our ingredients... one pan of each, but after we tried the salt, I switched it out and gave him flour.|
Even my 3 yr old loved this activity... but then again, who wouldn't?
His collection bowl!
Hard at work...
My trading bag of salt...
And my iron to trade..
Lucy with her salt, iron tools, and gold.
Last but not least, I'm starting a Facebook Page, so please click on the link and befriend me, it would be nice to just send out a message here and there and not have to write an entire post. Also it will be a lot easier for me to let others know of corrections and such for the plans.
My company is Classical Curriculum!
I'm so excited that we are official!
Special offers for my next giveaway will go to Facebook Friends! :)