We have enjoyed our first walk down the American History trail! I didn’t realize that I had so much to learn! Everything we learned about Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin was pretty much new to me as well! I especially didn’t know all of the things that Benjamin Franklin did! I guess I knew the whole flying a kite in the thunderstorm story…but I didn’t know he created the first library, the first hospital and the first volunteer fire department! The girls learned what an “inventor” was and we discussed all the wonderful things that Ben Franklin brought into our world!
We started on the colonial project of making pot-pourri earlier this week. It is kind of a lengthy project, because you had to let the flowers dry out completely…but here is a picture of step one in the pot-pourri process!
These are all the flower petals laying out on the table drying. A few days ago we picked all the petals off of the flowers (mostly roses and marigolds) and laid them out on the table. Now, a few days later, they are mostly all dried out. So, in the next 1-2 days we will be adding a few spices and then putting the mixture in jars! (I will add more pictures as we finish the process!)
I also happened to find this book at a used bookstore, and it was a book on tape, so I snatched it up for $1 or $2 awhile back! The author is Gleiter. This book isn’t anything out of the ordinary, but told the girls the basic story of Paul Revere. And I always enjoy finding a book on tape to go with our unit! So, we started off our week listening to this so that we could understand the actual happenings of the midnight ride.