If ever I doubted the decision to put a pass through in the kitchen there's no doubt now. A and E demonstrated, thanks to an empty pizza cover and some NERF guns, another great use for it.
#1 - We are tracking the weather all year. The weather charts will go up, one beside the other, on the wall.
#2 - We are drawing a timeline as we progress through our history book this year.
For example, the Sumerian dictatorship circa 2350BC.
Or, the baby who was floated down a river in a basket by his mother who couldn't keep him and subsequently became king of Sumeria circa 2300BC. (Sounds like Moses' story.)
Or, Hammurabi's Code circa 1750BC (E pointed out this bears a striking resemblance to the TenCommandments both in content and delivery.)
Hopeful Lesson-History is both foreign and familiar and it repeats!!
#3- I am taking pictures of the boys each week. At the end of the year we will have 40 pictures of them slowly growing and changing.
Hopeful Lesson-things are always changing...even when you can't see it in the right now. Things will look different in retrospect.