Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

An interesting story.  The girls heard the story of Roanoke from The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History.  Then they had a mini-book to complete where they got to fill in what might have happened to the lost colony, and the whole thing was made up into a scroll.  We got the activity from Easy Make and Learn Projects: Colonial America.


Today's pictures are from guest student, AJ, who is spending the night with Daisy since it is her public school spring break.  Our homeschool is not on spring break this week.  So AJ got to homeschool with us.  A bright little button she is.  I'd keep her with us every day, if I could!


"The colonists were starving so the Croatans (Indians) said 'Come live with us.' And they did.One of the colonists wrote "Croatan" (on the tree) to let John White know where they went.


We also made interesting things from our maple syrup.  Mr. GT collects and boil sap each spring and he and the kids make maple syrup.  Yum!  We found some recipes for other things the colonists did with maple syrup in the book Colonial Days so we made Jack Wax (boil the syrup to 230 degrees and pour over, um, ice cream)  We also made Maple Cream (boil the syrup to 239 degrees, beat (oops, a step we forgot) and pour into a buttered container.  Supposed to be like fudge.)  It turned out like homemade caramels.


Mr. GT's syrup


Next adventure....looking for new dandelion leaves to try in a salad.

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