We began the morning with grammar and math; I realized right off why public schools always start the year with math review because clearly we need some review on math facts and the four processes. Our grammar unit is on prepositional phrases, which I have always found easy so I hope it goes well for my boys.
Our main lesson assignment was to draw a map of ancient Greece. I knew that wasn't going to go over well this early in the year so we compromised and I printed a nice map for them to color (which they haven't yet). We moved on to learning about olive trees and the importance of olives in ancient Greece. The boys drew olive trees in the main lesson books.
Our "afternoon" lesson for this block is cooking/eating the foods of ancient Greece. Having not gotten to the store we couldn't actually cook anything, but we used olive oil at lunch and had Kalamata olives at dinner. Later this week we'll buy some Greek yogurt, some honey, some feta cheese, and the like.