We homeschool several days a week with our wonderful friends, The Harmons, my friend Melody and her beautiful daughter, Madison. She will tell you she is part Scott; part Harmon! She even made up a name for that…Scarmon! Haha!
Last school year we started a wonderful thing with our girls that turned out to be a huge blessing for all of us. We were so impressed with how much we all learned from these projects. So, I thought I would share the idea with you today.
We ask each of those who read rather fluently to choose someone they are interested in; a missionary, a founding father, an inventor, a hero of the faith, etc; read a biography of them, study all they can find about them in books and online; and write a report to present to the family at a designated deadline through an oral presentation. We provide them each with a large foam core poster board to prepare a visual to present along with their report. On their board, we ask them to include things such as a timeline, pictures or drawings of the individual, and anything that is relevant or significant to their character to bring life to their presentation. They also can bring props or handouts for audience participation. Please enjoy some of their work in the photos below! They have done several others. This is just a sampling. We are very proud of our girls!!!
We’ve been so pleased to see how much the kids learn from sharing with each other while working on their projects. They get excited about the person they are studying and as they share, we all learn so much! Home eduction is such a blessing!