Memory Verse: He is the rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God, who does no wrong, upright and just is He. – Deuteronomy 32:4
Poetry: The Days of the Months -Anonymous
Hymn: Blessed Assurance
History: Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Babylonia and the Jews
Science: The Sun
Five in a Row: Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say (continuing study of Japan)
Read Aloud: Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones
Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
A Few Photos from Last Week:
We added the first timeline figure to our Book of Time, the Egyptian Pharaoh Menes.
Bedtime Reading on Ancient Egypt
This is our most recent idea for fun and creativity during mid-day breaks or when school work is done for the day. We just bought a bunch of PVC pipes and parts and let them go at it.
She’s proudly advancing through the next Explode the Code book.
We’re continuing to add to her Apologia Junior Astronomy Notebook. She was supposed to come up with her own mnemonic for remember the planets (including Pluto, which is technically no longer considered a planet, but we still acknowledge where it is). “My very excellent map just sets us near pancakes” is what she came up with to remember their order. Ironically, she has a hard time recalling her mnemonic…we may need to go back to the drawing board.
This was our first project for astronomy. Our balloons represent the sun and the planets. The sun is obviously not accurately sized because it would be much too big. And the planets aren’t spaced accurately either, but their sizes are approximately proportionate and they’re in the correct order.
We tried Japanese hibachi for the first time, since Caroline has been learning about Japan and Elliot is also currently reading a book that takes place in Japan.
The kids both made very sophisticated choices, Elliot having the shrimp and Caroline ordering steak. We definitely don’t order those things for our kids very often! They both finished every last bite of it too.