Monday, February 8, 2016

Homeschool Week 21: The End of Ancient Egyptian Civilization

 Hi, friends! Thanks for stopping by to share our homeschool week! I am so glad I get a chance to write down what we do, because it always seems like I don't do enough until I see written what we have accomplished in a week.  Do you ever feel that way?

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Bible:
Monday - Today, we read about Exodus 3-4 and Exodus 5-10, about Moses and the burning bush. God spoke to Moses and told him tell the Pharaoh He is "I Am Who I Am" (Yahweh) and to let His people go.  Plagues came to pass over Egypt, and yet Pharaoh would not let the people go.  We also did a review of all the Biblical stories and characters we learned so far.

Tuesday - We read about Exodus 11-12 and the death of all first born sons in Egypt, not to put the lamb blood over their door to protect the house and be passed over.  We learned that Egyptians believed in many gods and goddesses, but how the truth is there is only one God. 

Thursday - Today, we read about Exodus 13-15 and 16-17 on God parting the Red Sea, and also how He provided manna from heaven to feed the people.

Saturday - The boys and I read about the Ten Commandments today in Exodus 19-20, and God's Holy laws in Leviticus 1-27.  We also read about the meaning of Yahweh in the book, I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God.

Math:
Thursday - The boys did some STEM today as they played with some Hot Wheels track, and built the ultimate track.  They had to learn the different angles so that the track would be supported where they wanted it to be, so that the cars would race around the track correctly.


Friday - My sons love playing board games, and its a good way for them to practice their 1:1 ratio and counting each space.  They love The Game of Life, so we played that today with Gamma.

Social Studies:
Monday - We learned the importance of sheep to the Egyptians because they provided milk, wool for clothes, and meat to eat.  There were trade markets in Ancient Egypt, and how they only traded with other countries when there wasn't enough grain grown for that season.  Grain was their most important crop because it provided means to make bread and beer.  They also ate many vegetables, and mostly the rich people ate meat and fish.  We also learned they believed in the after life, and we learned about mummies.

Wednesday - We read about Ancient Egyptian painting and writing, and also that they had a system of math and medicine.

Thursday - Today's lessons were on pyramids, and the end of the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

Science:
Monday - They had a fun adventure at our local library today.  They did an experiment of sticking their hands in ice cold water, then they had to had to stuff shortening into a zip up bag, and then use another zip up bag as a glove.  When they stuck their hands in this time, it was surrounded by the shortening, and they couldn't feel the ice cold water! They learned that many animals have what is called blubber to help keep them warm such as polar bears, seals, and whales. It was an awesome experiment!


Friday - We watched the cartoon show of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (Season 2: Episode 1) called Jumping on the Moon.  The boys learned about gravity, the moon, what astronauts do, craters, and moonwalk.

Language Arts:
Monday - G did an alphabet puzzle today at the library and told me the phonics of each letter.  We also read Froggy Gets Dressed while we waited for the science experiment to start.


Tuesday - B worked on middle sound phonics of words today and short vowel sounds in his workbook, and G did Lesson 14 in 100 Easy Lessons and learned to read the words see, seed, read, mad, sad, am, ear, at and the phonics of letter i.  He also had to answer reading comprehension questions.


Friday - I have been blessed to be able to be a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew this year, and one of the reviews to come soon on the blog is The Dragon and the Raven (Disclosure: I was given a complimentary copy of this product in exchange for an honest review)  We listened to CD 1 today and it is remarkable! It has amazing sound effects, great narration, and is a heroic tale with morals.  B also worked on some more short vowels and middle sound phonics.

The Dragon and the Raven

Writing:
Tuesday - B wrote his vowels, and G wrote the letters e and i.

Wednesday - B wrote his vocabulary words of the week which were pyramid, sarcophagus, locust, chariot, tabernacle, I Am, Aaron, and Joshua.

Electives:
Monday - At the library today, the other families there were also homeschool families so the boys got to play, learn, and talk with fellow homeschoolers.  B also drew a Star Wars picture.


Tuesday - The boys colored a sheet on the 10 plagues from Tapestry of Grace: Primer curriculum.

Tapestry of Grace

Wednesday - The boys learned how to write their names in hieroglyphics from Tapestry of Grace: Primer curriculum.

Thursday - We built a "pyramid" today out of chairs and blankets, and also attempted to make a pyramid out of Lego.  

Friday - We took a walk outside and B rode his bike.

That's our week! Thanks for stopping by to share it with us :)

Blessings,
Kelly
 

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32 comments:

  1. Sounds like you make home school fun for your boys. I try to do the same for my eleven year old daughter.

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    1. Very cool, Aileen! I think all learning should be fun and it makes for some awesome memories! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. It looks like your kids learned a lot this week! I love their sweet drawing!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! It was a fun week! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  3. What a great week full of hands-on learning! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth :)

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    1. Hi, JES and thanks for visiting from Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for commenting :)

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  4. Kelly,
    I loved your week. I really liked the blubber experiment. Following you from Sitting Among Friends.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. Hi, Janis and thanks for following from Sitting Among Friends. Our local library is amazing, and has started STEAM classes just for homeschool families, so the boys really enjoyed the experiment. Thank you for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  5. These look like some awesome activities to spend your week, Kelly. The kids look so engaged and enrich in whatever they were doing. I understand what you mean about feeling like you don't do too much until it's written down. I sometimes feel that way too...that the week has gone by and I've accomplished very little. Then I look at my planner and all the things I've crossed off and I feel a bit better and even more productive :) Thanks so much for sharing your days with us on #SHINEbloghop. It's always such a treat to read your entry :)

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    1. Hi, Maria and thanks for stopping by from #SHINEbloghop! The week goes by so fast and I think that's why it feels like so little gets done. It's amazing getting to see the light bulb go off when my sons learn something new. I appreciate your kind comment. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  6. Love the activities! When your little ones get a little older, check out my unit on Egypt...You can find it @ http://christianhomeschoolhub.com/pt/Ancient-Egypt-Teaching-Resources-and-Downloads/wiki.htm
    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Lynda! I am definitely pinning this for later! I appreciate you leaving a comment and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  7. You have one busy week. Busy but fun and fulfilling though. Good on you.

    Now, enjoy the weekend! :)

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    1. Sounds good, Lux! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you enjoy your weekend also :)

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  8. I totally know the feeling of "we didn't do nearly enough this week"....and then you start writing it all down and looking through your pictures...Then you realize, WOW, we did loads of things this week! Thanks for sharing your weeks. #HipHomeschoolBlogHop

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    1. Hi, Erin and thanks for visiting from #HipHomeschoolBlogHop! It is so crazy! I am thankful I take the pictures because I would probably forget half of what we do, lol! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  9. I remember doing that shortening experiment with my kids and it was amazing how insulating the fat was from the cold; honestly as an adult I had no idea how well blubber could work. I find that I have to start writing our weekly wrap up each day as it occurs or else i would never keep straight all that we do.

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    1. Hi, Mother of 3! The boys thought the experiment was so fun! That is a great idea to write it out everyday. I am about a week behind in posting our wrap ups, so I am hoping to get caught up this week. Thanks so much for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  10. Ancient Egypt is so fascinating.Thanks for sharing on the #FridayFrivolity link party.

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    1. Hi, Audrey! It was an awesome study! Thanks so much for stopping by from #FridayFrivolity! Hope you have an amazing week :)

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  11. I remember in elementary school Ancient Egyptians was one of my favorite units. What a great mom you are. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party!

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    1. Thank you for the kind compliment, Charlene! I am so excited for your Family Joy Blog Link Up Party! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day :)

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  12. I admire all the moms who home school! What a productive week you had. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinning and tweeting to share!
    ~Laurie

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    1. Hi, Laurie and thanks for stopping by from Snickerdoodle Sunday! I appreciate you pinning and tweeting! I enjoy doing these weekly recaps because it shows me what they are learning, and also leaves me a visual journal of memories. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  13. Sounds like a great week. Thank you for sharing with #TheCozyReadingSpot

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    1. Thanks for hosting #TheCozyReadingSpot, Marissa! I appreciate you stopping by to leave a comment! Hope you have an amazing week :)

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  14. This is wonderful! I'm reading Pyramids in the I Wonder Why series to my 4 year old these days.

    Would love to see your posts in the Practical Mondays Link Up:)

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    1. Thank you for letting me know about your link up, The Practical Mom! The Wonder Why sounds like a terrific series! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  15. WOW, what a productive week!

    I love the science experiment.

    I'm curious, do you not have a formal math curriculum? Just curious?

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! The science experiments have been so much fun! I haven't had a formal math curriculum until just now. We signed up for Math-U-See Alpha because I feel like my oldest was not grasping the addition and subtraction. Do you have a suggestion for a math curriculum? Hope you are having an awesome week and thanks for commenting :)

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  16. It's always fun to see how other homeschoolers work! Thank you for sharing your week at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by from #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup, Echo A! It is amazing to see what other homeschoolers do in their week; I agree! Thanks for commenting and hope you have wonderful week :)

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