We recently studied the US Constitution and the three branches of government in our homeschool. And lest ye think that it was an in-depth discussion, let me remind you that my children are 6 and 8 years old-- so adjust your expectations (and lesson plans) accordingly.
Let's just say that I kept it simple and on the elementary level.
My boys were particularly fascinated with the Executive Branch of government-- namely the office of President. But who wouldn't be?
They were not only impressed with his title of President of the United States of America, but the fact that he lives in that big white house, is the Commander-in-Chief of the entire military, and has a whole slew of people protecting him (not just any people but SECRET people!).
What if I combined this fascination with another love of theirs?! MAIL-- both sending and receiving!
* ding! ding! ding!* (That's the sound of me having a bright idea.)
Their assignment: write a letter to the President of the United States of America.
To expedite the process and encourage them to say more and say it well, I let them narrate their letters to me while...
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I would also appreciate your prays. I have been mucho sickola since Saturday night... about the same time David left for work. He'll be back home tonight... but tonight just seems so far away. I do have a dr appt this afternoon. The boys have been gorging themselves on toaster strudels, cereal and TV. And even got to level 68 of blasterball on the computer-- you know I'm sick when something like that happens!