|Panda bears are so cute!|
Emma was the only one that really completed the work in this unit. Some of the kids watched the videos and did some coloring but Emma went through all of it. (I did make her do too much. I'll try not to do that anymore...LOL)
The week before we started Expedition China, I started reading, These are My People by Mildred Howard. It is a biography of Gladys Aylward, a missionary to China. We are enjoying reading it and I hope to finish it in the next few days. I also got a stack of books from the library list but we haven't really read any. I think I will read some before we return them to the library though.
I originally planned to cook some kind of Chinese food but we ended up going to a local Chinese restaurant with a few of the kids tonight. It was fun and we got to try chopsticks. They also have a fish tank with goldfish (one of the animals we studied this week) and it had a pagoda in it.
|Emma trying to use chopsticks. (I'm not sure what Connor is doing. LOL)|
|checking out the goldfish in the tank|
So, my recommendation for this unit would be to buy it but, do one of two things:
1) Complete it in a week but pick and choose what you want to cover.
2) Do all the lessons but take a much longer time to do it.
There is PLENTY here to fill several weeks especially if you add library books. I am finding that I like to spend a week on a Download N Go unit (or 6 days if we add a field trip). I just need to learn to scale back when I do this! :)