There is no school today (technically) since we are observing MLK day. But we did read books about MLK and we completed some LA work from last week. Today I introduced our new grammar workbook which is Growing With Grammar.
Next month is Black History Month and I have been researching and collecting resources for our month. We will be taking a detour from our usual Ancient History to study African Americans and their contributions to America. Not only that, this will be the first time we will discuss some heavier issues, like slavery, etc. I am eager to share this tender moments with my children. Our talks will be about slavery and how slavery was around long before Africans were enslaved here in America and a host of other topics.
Of course, it is black history month every month in our house but I figured this would be a good time to start using some of the information and resources I have collected along the way. Needles to say I am exited. This is one of the reasons I am very passionate about homeschooling. I get the opportunity to explore in depth certain topics that are interesting to us. Our month will be filled with lots of literature of course, several films and even a few field trips. Stay tuned for updates.
Are you doing anything special for black history month or is it business as usual?