http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf [ser-uhn-dip-i-tee] Show IPA
1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.
Today we started our Konos curriculum properly. I may have mentioned that we’re starting with the character trait Orderliness because, frankly, we need to. We’re all still getting the hang of how this curriculum works so it’s a bit like feeling our way through, but I think it went pretty well.
The study unit starts with a bit of (age appropriate) research into Zerubbabel building the temple (in Ezra), then contrasts building styles through the ages. Since the girls are young, it was done at a pretty high level with not a massive amount of depth. Even so, I was interested to see how their questions and DH’s input resulted in a nearly-two-hour lesson.
After that we had an unexpected jaunt to the Museum of Natural Science, which was open this time :). This is where the serendipity comes in: we managed to get up close to a whole range of building styles spanning at least ten decades. We saw domed roofs and peaked roofs and flat roofs. And we watched the window washers rapelling off the sides of a glass-sided building – just like I’d described in the lesson. It was really fantastic.
This week I’ll get them to do a report on the Museum, and post that here. Keep watching!