|A Model of Columbus's Ship, The Santa Maria|
In Culture, the children had been introduced to and/or refreshed their knowledge of the continents.
|I. with her continents map.|
|Five Year Olds L. (l) and J. (r) Working With the North America Map|
We read simple biographies and looked at paintings and drawings of Christopher Columbus and his three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. Years ago, Mrs. P. found a replica of the Santa Maria in a thrift shop. The children were very excited to have a model of that famous ship!
|Parts of the Santa Maria|
We had many activities for the children to work with. The older children enjoyed learning the nomenclature for the Parts of the Santa Maria.
|Four Year Old A. With Her Work|
|Four Year Old E. (l) and Five Year Old A. (r) With Their Work|
|Almost Five Year Old M. With Her Work|
The children also enjoyed colouring a picture of Christopher Columbus and his three ships.
|Four Year Old K. Colouring the Ships|
|Four Year Old M.'s Work|
|Four and a Half Year Old C.'s Work|
Five year old J. was particularly captivated by the story of Christopher Columbus and was always interested in learning more about him. J. wrote a story about Christopher Columbus.
|Five Year Old J.|
|Five Year Old J.'s Story With the Story Alphabet|
J. even brought in his grandfather's engineering compass for Show and Tell. This went beautifully with our own study of the compass.
|J. and his grandfather's compass.|
|A Compass Book|
|A Page From a Compass Book|
We learned so much about Christopher Columbus and continue to be inspired by the tenacity and the courage that led to the discovery of a whole new world.
He sailed the ocean blue.
He found a continent in 1492.