Since yesterday was Columbus Day, we spent the day learning about Christopher Columbus. All three of the children learned a lot about this great explorer. Here are a few facts from them:
- Elijah: "Christopher Columbus was put in prison for no reason. He kept the chains as a reminder of the experience. I am glad he discovered America. He read the adventures of Marco Polo as a child, and that made him want to find another way to get to India."
- Jada:"He had to go to other countries, begging for money to finance his voyage, because his own country, Italy, would not give him any money. He discovered America with his three ships named Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria"
- Justin: "His boats were named the Pinta, Santa Claus, and Nina. If he didn't discover America, we would not be here."
Here are the qualities I find admirable.
- He was an entrepreneur.
- He was a visionary. He knew what he wanted and he did not let the naysayers hold him back.
- He was a lover of knowledge.