It’s spring and I am trying to finish a school year and plan another…my brain is overwhelmed.
But has our school year comes to a close, I do like to look back and try to evaluate the successes and failures.
WARNING* Looking back to evaluate the school year might lead to an enormous amount of mom guilt. You might need a plan on dealing with it or else you will find yourself taking on a project…and I do not mean just an ordinary project.
We are near the end of The Mystery of History Volume IV and the content matter has been challenging to my younger kids. Thankfully I focused on exposure to the topics and not mastery of content. I do love exposure because you never know when a spark will light a passion for a new topic.
So when the spark for a new passion collides with the guilt of a mom who did not complete many projects with her kids over the school year…well this happens.
The Mystery of History volume 4 Spaceship
In the corner of my front yard now resides a spaceship! Thanks to the lesson of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
- Why yes I did drag a huge tractor tire home that was found abandoned on the side of the road.
- Then I spray painted it silver. I found an old trampoline frame and spray painted it silver too.
- The old frame just happened to fit perfectly on top of the tire.
- While shopping at the local garden center I found 2 Victorian gazing balls on clearance that really resemble planets when placed next to a spaceship.
- I think sand makes the best ground cover for any planet you would like to visit. It is a great way to leave your footprints behind.
- Do not forget to name your spaceship. Vinyl stickers finished our project on the US.Atlantis.
Now I am sure if there was an award for the most craziest, unusual, project to complete while studying The Mystery of History volume 4…I would win…or at least get honorable mention.