Sunday, September 27, 2009

Beyond FIAR - Hitty

This is something that we did weeks ago, lest anyone think we are so busy this week.  lol  Just trying to catch up on what we've been up to - and getting close!

Rebecca is doing the Beyond FIAR unit study on Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.  It's the story of a doll's life spanning 100 years.  The unit include a research project and a service project in addition to the lessons on a wide variety of topics from whaling to flowers, from Native Americans to Greek Mythology, Antiques and more!

In order to learn more about antiques, (after all, the doll Hitty is 100 years old),  we decided to visit a nearby antique shop.  We went during nap time and some of the boys weren't interested in going.  We had friends join us for a quiet adventure.

It was so much fun poking about the stores and seeing what treasures were there.  Some of the things weren't antiques at all!  Why I saw things I remembered having in my home growing up!  LOL  The girls looked for dolls - and found them.

The children found a lot of things of interest. 

Joshua was particularly interested in the military uniforms.

And he found a book of interest too.

I love outings like this.  It just makes our studies come alive.  I'm thankful we are able to do things like this - and thankful for friends who want to join us!