A few weeks ago we went on a field trip to Jamestown. We have been learning about John Smith and Pocahontas in more detail this year. I thought Ally was at a good age to experience hands on how the early settlers and Native Americans lived. It was such a beautiful, fall day and she enjoyed herself tremendously!! Ally is in third grade and is learning so much this year.
Ally started third grade in public school, but after six weeks we decided to home school her once again because it just wasn't working out for her. Home school, by far, has been the best learning environment for Ally and she is a much happier child and student and is so proud of all that she is accomplishing. Life has been extremely busy with me homeschooling her where I don't have much time for anything else. I wouldn't change a thing though..I love watching her grow and flourish in school!
She tried on armour that the settlers used.
Here she is learning about the ammunition used in their canons.
She's so proud of the corn that she grounded up.
Here she is learning about what the Native Americans used as blankets to keep warm.
One of her favorite things was adventuring on the Susan Constant. She has loved learning about Captain John Smith but she was mighty disappointed that she didn't get to "meet him" while she was visiting Jamestown!
The Powhatans lived in villages with houses built of sapling frames covered by reed mats or bark.
Ally "steering" the Susan Constant
Canon used on the Susan Constant
Ally getting fitted with armour
The Susan Constant
Ally playing a Native American game.
Ally in front of Jamestown Settlement
Ally checking out one of the canons in the settlement.
Ally learning about the Native American's way of life.
Ally talking to one of the settlers who was busy making leather goods.