Traveling Great Britain: Week 2
Last week we moved on (not very quickly) in our study of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. I'm personally a little overwhelmed with just how much we could really do if we really wanted too. :) That said, we focused more on the flag this week and had fun watching some different videos on YouTube and learning about the British currency.
Thanks so a friend of ours, we were able to see first hand what counterfeit currency looks like (she wasn't passing it off, but unfortunately was on the receiving end of it!). McKenna started her first official chapter book this week (Christmas at Camelot) and Laurianna is reading through the Fairy Tales book still and together we're reading Knight at Dawn to prepare for our studies on knights and castles in a few weeks.
- Colored flag of UK
- Talked about how flag of UK was created (see notebook page below)
- Looked at the palace guards and had way.too.much fun looking for videos from Trooping the Color (the ceremony marking the birthday of the Queen), the changing of the guard, singing of God Save the Queen and also a guard laughing
- Started reading aloud Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne (we'll be studying about knights and castles next week)
- Used Draw Write Now, Book 1 to draw sheep and had the girls write their own information about sheep
- Reviewed the difference between the UK and Great Britain
- Read aloud more from Knight at Dawn
- Finished Knight at Dawn with the girls
- Looked at the currency of England and also had fun trying to figure out if the money we had was counterfeit or not (it was - thanks Christin!)
- Made the DLTK palace guard craft (link below)
- The Royal Mint - official page of the Royal mint/coinmaking
- Bank of England - interactive bank notes. We learned how to tell a counterfeit bill
- Changing of the Guard - info page from the Royal website
- Enchanted Learning - printable coloring sheet of UK flag (members only)
- Travel for Kids - breaks things down by city and also provides some great literature ideas based on where you are looking
- DLTK - British Bobby craft and Palace Guard craft - too cute!!
Notebooking page: UK Flag Notebooking Page