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Hi, all! You read that correct. My four year old and six year old are learning about Ancient Egypt. A few months ago, we were blessed to be able to review a Biblical curriculum called Tapestry of Grace: Primer. I will be posting the full review on Monday, and you don't want to miss it because you may be able to win a copy for yourself! You can also head to their website and download the first 3 weeks of lessons free!
These are last week's lessons and I am busy catching up to have this week's lessons posted soon. Hope you are all well and thanks for stopping by to check out our homeschool week :)
Monday - Today, we read Genesis 37 on how Joseph has a dream where all his brothers bundles of wheat bow down to him. Upon hearing this dream, the brothers out of jealousy sell him as a slave, and tell their father a wild animal killed him.
Tuesday - We read Genesis 39-41 about Potiphar's wife lying about Joseph, and him getting thrown into jail because of her false accusations. It is here, he starts to interpret dreams and then is called to interprets the Pharaoh's dream.
Wednesday - Reading in Genesis 40-41 today, we learn that Joseph does go to the Pharaoh to interpret his dream.
Thursday - We read Genesis 41-45 today about Pharaoh putting Joseph in charge, and how this saved Egypt from starving. It has been years since he has seen his brothers, but yet the brothers end up going to Egypt because they are seeking food. Joseph recognizes his brothers, but they do not recognize them. He has them thrown into prison and only release them, if they promise to bring their youngest brother, Benjamin back. He then places a silver cup in Benjamin's sack to test if his brothers have changed. The brothers step up to take Benjamin's place as he is their father's favorite son. It is now Joseph reveals he who is.
Friday - We read Exodus 1-2 about Pharoah saying all baby boys had to be thrown into the Nile, where they would most likely be eaten by crocodiles. A baby named Moses is placed in a basket and is watched by sister, Miriam get carried down the Nile. The Pharoah's daughter sees the baby and plans to keep the baby and not hurt him, so Miriam comes out of hiding and asks if she needs to get a woman from the village to nurse the infant. She agrees, and Moses' biological mother comes to nurse her own son for the Pharoah's daughter.
Monday - We made some salt dough today and the boys had to measure and mix the ingredients.
Tuesday - B worked on adding sums without items his workbook, and G worked on learning to add in his.
Monday - We learned about how the ancient Egyptians lived along the Nile River, because this was the only place crops would grow. One a year, rain would flood the Nile and provide rich soil. We also learned how camels were used for traveling traders, who were carrying spices and incense to Egypt. These travelers may have been the ones who purchased Joseph as a slave. We also learned about the dyes the Egyptians used.
Tuesday - Today's lessons included learning about the differences between the rich (Pharaoh) and the poor Egyptians. (slaves) They all had houses built of mud bricks. Ordinary homes had just a bed, a table and 2 chairs. The walls were white, and they had a flat roof or small yard to help keep cool. Richer folks had decorations on their walls, pools and gardens.
Wednesday - The boys and I reviewed the oceans and continents of the world, and also some musical instruments from different countries. This month's Little Passports was on Music so we learned about the djembe in Africa, didgeridoo in Australia, the gong in China, and bagpipes of Scotland.
Thursday - In today's lesson, we discussed the differences of clothing between poor and rich Egyptians.
Friday - We talked about the geography of the Nile River, and how it flows up. We learned about Lower and Upper Egypt, and also talked about mummies and pyramids.
Wednesday - Our Magic School Bus Science Club mailing this month was on gases, liquids and solids. We did Experiment 5 today on making goop, and Experiment 3 on watching a tablet fizz in a glass of water.
Friday - We did Experiment 1 where we saw what happens to raisins in seltzer water, and the reason behind what it does. It's such a cool subscription, because it comes with mostly everything you need. The boys were fascinated and grossed out with the experiments we did this week!
Monday - We read chapters one and two in Mummies in the Morning.
Tuesday - B worked on ending consonants today in his workbook. He also did Lessons 17 and 18 in First Language Lessons, where he learned about the names and places of proper and common names. G did Lesson 13 in 100 Easy Lessons, and learned how to read sad, mad, eat, meat, read, am, ram and me. His first reading assignment had him read, "See Me Eat" and he answered his first set of reading comprehension questions!
Wednesday - We read chapters three through six in Mummies in the Morning.
Thursday - We read chapters seven through eight in Mummies in the Morning.
Friday - We finished Mummies in the Morning today, and also read If I Built a Car.
Tuesday - G wrote the letters s, a, and d. B wrote the first two lines of a poem, and also the name of our city and state.
Friday - B wrote out his vocabulary words for the week: Nile River, Pharaoh, Palace, harvest, crocodile, Joseph, Moses, and Miriam.
Monday - The boys had fun making salt dough ornaments with their Star Wars Cookie Cutters.
Tuesday - G worked on a cut and paste activity that went along with his writing lesson.
Wednesday - The souvenir item in Little Passports this month was a music CD of songs around the world. The boys' favorite was definitely La Cucaracha. They sang and danced to that today.
Thursday - We painted the salt dough ornaments today and then the boys had some friends come over. I wrote a post this week on what ended up happening today, that ended this friendship between two of these children and my sons. It was something that had been a long time coming and something I intensely prayed on. It was still a shame it ended the way it did though.
Can you believe January is almost over? I feel like this month flew by! Thanks for stopping by to share our week!