With the decision to NOT participate in the inner city literacy program in our area, I am now revisiting what homeschooling opportunities we should be focusing on.
The biggest focus continues to be child-driven, and mainly by questions.
Yesterday for instance was a discussion about the North Poles and South Poles. It went something like this:
Emily: Mama, the north pole is where polar bears and penguins are.
Me: Well, actually the penguins live near the south pole, the polar bears are up in the north.
Emily: Really? So what are the poles made of?
Me: Well, there aren’t really POLES, and I think it is primarily water in the north and an ice sheet over land in the south, but honestly I’m not sure. And there’s actually a magnetic north, which is different from a geographic north.
Emily: Why have two? Why not just one north?
Me: I honestly don’t know. Maybe I can find a documentary or something.
I found out that there is also a magnetic south pole (something I had never heard about before). So that means two north poles, two south poles, and me just confused.
Anyone know of some good documentaries we could watch on the subject?