Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Maiah and Anya are participating in the homeschool geography bee. The winner will participate in the Grand Rapids regional bee. They missed one practice, b/c we didn't know about the bee, but went to one in Nov. Now the one in Dec. is cancelled b/c of a family emergency, so there isn't another practice before the Bee on Jan. 5. At the one practice they attended, they had to label on a map the countries and capital cities of Central America and South America. How many of you could do that?!?! Before this, I could've told you most of the countries of both places, but pretty much no capitals. But now I have been helping them study, so I know them all. At the practice that has been cancelled, they were supposed to know the countries and capitals of Africa and Asia. Wow, that is a lot to know! We are working on those. I am thinking they did Europe and the US at the first practice we missed, but those the most familiar to me, so it is easier to help with those. I think this is a great experience for the girls. A great way to learn geography, which is a favorite subject of mine. I will let you know how the Bee goes.