Friday, September 18, 2009

Homeschooling in a cup of coffee

My morning started like this...blurry eyed and a bit grumpy.

T- "Mom what is coffee"
Me -"A plant that grows in the tropics" we look it up on wiki
T -"Where..."
Me -"Nicaragua..it's a fair trade and organic product"
T -"That's in Central America right? What's fair trade?(we are well versed in organic farming by now!)
Me ..after another trip to wiki still grumpy and blurry eyed "Fair trade is an organized
social movement and market based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries and promote sustainability"
T-"oh OK...can I make it for you?"
Me-...thinking hmmm coffee made for me everyday by my young son, this sounds like an excellent learning activity:) " Sure you use 1tbsp. of ground coffee per 6 oz. of water"

So we covered botany, social responsibility, geography, and mathematics all before breakfast. Plus I now have a personal coffeemaker. Sounds like a great start today!

3 comments:

nhcareyjr said...

Ok, I want one of those personal coffeemakers. Hold on, I got one but it can't do that yet....

sarah said...

training starts early here:) Liv loves to grind the coffee...one more year and I'll have her brewing too!

Sarah said...

Sarah, you are too funny! My morning would have gone far different.