Around the World

Some of my fondest memories are of my mom reading to us at lunch time. And I’ve relished being able to do that with my children. So far, we’ve read Pooh’s CornerCharlotte’s Web, and Freckle Juice. Now, we’ve embarked on a different adventure: Around the World in 80 Days.

My son has loved Phineas Fogg’s adventure, and I’m figuring it will be a great introduction to our geography that we will start in the fall. Once or twice a week, I make pigs in the blanket from weiners and Bisquick (our favorite lunch!) and round up the book and our accessories: the inflatable globe (so we can scope out how far he’s gone) and our colorful Geo cards (to get a better look at the countries he’s headed to).

We’ve had so much fun with our stories—practicing narration concepts, increasing our vocabulary, and creating all the warm, fuzzy memories that I’ve cherished from my homeschool days.