A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Today was a mosaics day! We went down to a city called Madaba which is famous for mosaics and visited our friend Osama who has a couple of mosaic shops down there. We were scheduled for the kids to make mosaics, but instead it sort of turned into them giving us a little tour and then turning everyone loose on the store so we could all shop...which was fine and dandy, except my kids LOVE to shop. Drives me bonkers. They wheel and deal and get stuff for free and buy everything that catches their eye with whatever allowance money they have left. Sheesh.
After shopping for like 2 hours (GAH!!) Osama took all of us (we were in a group of more than 30 people!) to lunch at a local restaurant! It was yummy and loud and there was way too much food. Then he showed us where/how they cooked the food and it was fascinating!
Osama gave us a guided tour of some old churches in the area, then we were again turned loose on the shops. Funnily enough, I was hoping to have been totally done with the day by noon and have some kiddie mosaics to show for it. We didn't get home until almost 5pm...and there were no kiddie mosaics. However, he did give a couple of my kids some rocks, and they decided that it would be a good idea to make their own! It was fun to see them sitting at their desks and working hard on projects of their own choosing. Does this count as school? I don't see why not. They made mosaics in the middle ages, too. Hands-on learning. That's the way to go!
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