Weekly Wrap-Up - Cowboy Roundup
Trying to get back into a routine of some sort, and some stability here at the 'ranch'.So I want to return to joining in the Weekly Wrap-Up hostessed by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. This week has been our Cowboy Roundup, the end to our cowboy unit.
We have been using some wonderful free resources from the library. I also recorded many related shows and we watched them using the DVR. We also enjoyed free and low cost related field trips. All it took was computer research time. We have had a very well rounded Unit that has included History, Math, Science, Language Arts, Arts and Crafts, Picture Study, Composers, Music, Poetry, Life Skills, Physical Exercise, Library Skills and Spiritual Studies. We even learned some cowboy language! You really can give your children an age appropriate education for just pennies. If you are interested to know more, we plan to offer this unit for free in 2011. It is our goal to bring you several of these in the New Year.
Today we wrapped up the unit with All About Cowboys for Kids part One DVD. This series is available through Amazon and other resources, or like me, you may be able to find it at your local library. This series of DVD's may also be used as a main resource for planning your own unit. Here is a link for more information. You can find many helpful websites for planning such a unit. Be sure to see offerings from the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Write western states for free information and maps.
This coming week we will be visiting a Cowboy Camp at Kissimmee Sate Park. I wanted to go ahead and include it here with our Roundup notes. If you are planning a trip to central Florida you may want to add this low cost field trip to your itinerary. Click the above link for more information.
'Cowboy Up' means to get back on that horse and never give up!So Giddy-up, Cowboy up!