This week, we are starting our new History Unit: “Exploring and Settling America.” In this unit we’ll learn about Christopher Columbus. We’ll talk about his childhood in Italy and how he worked in his Dad’s rope company before he became a sailor. As a young child, his dream was to sail west and get to the Indies. The next few weeks we will discover how Columbus was able to make his dream come true. We will also talk about the life on the ship and learn words such as hourglass, voyage, cloves, mast, admiral, crow’s nest and more. This unit will keep us busy for a few weeks!