"Love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, obey His commands, hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul." Joshua 22:5

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Studying castles, kings and queens

In school, we've been studying about castles and kings and queens. The boys agreed that this has been their favorite topic this year so far. And we've learned a lot. So, today, after studying about castles, I gave the boys the "assignment" of building a castle and dramatizing something that might have happened there. We hung blankets on their beds and created a throne underneath with the top bunks being the top of the castle walls where the archers would be. Talk about excitement! I don't think they even realized they were doing school... they were having so much fun! They created costumes that I thought were adorable. As they worked on their play I heard them using vocabulary words from our studies and realized what a wonderful way it is to make them comfortable with new words.
Here is Josiah, the king...

Shepard, the knight...

They even turned their swords into crossbows... I loved their creativity! And I feel so grateful for homeschooling where brothers can build school memories together.

1 comment:

  1. how fun...
    i was just telling my girls yesterday that i love to watch them play and have fun together.
    it is one of life's sweetest blessings.