We finished our study of Mailing May yesterday. We used the lessons from FIAR Volume IV. For Eiljah’s notebook, he used the FIAR Fold N Learn, resources from Homeschool Share, and a train project pack from HOAC (a super member freebie).
Topics of study included trains, the post office/mail, the 1900s (then/now), vocabulary, facial expressions in art, quilt patterns, Idaho, Daniel Boone, wild/domestic animals, and probably something else that I’m forgetting.
Elijah’s favorite part was learning about trains. Yesterday, our loveseat became a train. He was sining I’ve Been Working on the Railroad at the top of his lungs (and a little off-key!). He was telling Simon things like, "You, fresh fish! Grease the pig!" (Which means– "Hey, new worker…oil the engine!")
Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell
House in the Mail by Rosemary Wells
Hail to Mail by Samuel Marshak
The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves by Gail Gibbons
Who Was Daniel Boone? by Sydelle Kramer
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Train of States by Peter Sis (we only used the Idaho page)