Monday, October 12, 2009

Little Chris Columbus

*oops. I forgot to hit POST for this one on Monday...

We are observing Columbus day today by coloring maps and playing with boats. We have had little Chris sailing all morning long from Lisbon to somewhere in the Caribbean by following the trade winds in the north Atlantic. Owen really doesn't care too much about the trade winds, but he does care about how much food they will be taking with them on the trip.

I was searching around the web for some ideas and came across something that suggested observing Columbus day through the eyes of Native Americans which is such a great idea (and considerably more relevant, as I see it). Maybe we can put that on the list for next year.

1 comment:

  1. I just read your columbus story. We have this cool CD with international songs, and one is called "1492". "in 1492 columbus sailed the ocean blue, that was a courageous thing to do, but somebody was already there..." you really need to listen to that, when do you have time next week? do you want to cone over with Carmel, after you drop Owen of? I could be back by 9.15 or so from Mia's drop-off. Anke