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Is "Because I said so" too harsh?
Josiah's favorite lesson was the one on Astronauts. The lesson encouraged the student to visit the NASA website. Big hit. He sat and watched a tribute to Neil Armstrong.
We checked out some of the suggested books to read and added to the pile a few we have in our own library.
Surprise! Surprise! Josiah got such a kick from reading the little paragraph below about toilets in Space. I hope that's not the only thing he goes away with from this study.
Josiah also created his own cover for his notebook on the computer with Word. He was so proud of it. We had to go off on a little rabbit trail, however. He was so curious about how The Milkway got its name and then how the makers of the Milkway candy bar were inspired to name the candy bar. It was all I could do not to whip up some homemade Milkway bars and make a bunting made from Milkway wrappers. Talk about Rabbit Trails!
Didn't he do a great job?
I really appreciated that the notebooking activities in the unit were as simple or as complicated as you need them to be. I do like lapbooking better than notebooking for this very reason. A blank page with lines to fill is overwhelming for Josiah.
I got a kick out his solution to the task below. Draw the Universe. He looked at me and simply shrugged his shoulders.
I love that A Journey Through Learning provides the student with Scripture as well. The very first lesson is a copywork assignment from Genesis 1.