The Wonder of Under

Has your homeschool fun been underwhelming lately? It’s easy to do if you take out the fun. Resolve to put some fun back in learning today no matter what you’re studying or how you’re studying it.

What do we mean by under? Why do we call it underwear? Or underneath? Or under cover? Why do we say someone gets under our skin? For older students- why do is it called driving under the influence? (a great opportunity to talk about how alcohol or other substances CAN “influence” our decisions, behavior and values)

Have you ever read or watched Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea? It might be fun this summer to do so as a family!

Do your students know the pledge of allegiance? I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Talk with them about the concept of being under God; what does that mean and what are the implications to such a concept?

If you live anywhere near the ocean, be SURE to talk about undertow and the danger to swimmers and surfers! (Water safety is a topic you can’t rehearse too often!)

What do people mean when they talk about visiting down under? Anytime is a fun time to learn more about Australia; that’s a whole study in itself, but now would be a great day to read or review your Five in a Row activities from The Pumpkin Runner.

Prov 3:5

Mt 8:9

Eph 1:22

1 Peter 5:6

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