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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pharaohs and Pyramids

Tapestry of Grace, Year 1, Week 2:

Our second week of school focused on the Pharaohs and Pyramids of Egypt. We looked pretty closely at the Egyptian religious beliefs, particularly those associated with death and burial customs. We also read the first five chapters of Exodus (notice the flannel figures in the picture--the kids love playing with them). We also started our Homeschool in the Woods timeline images this week. There were so many for the Egyptian dynasties that we couldn't fit them all on the page of our TOG workbooks. To solve the problem, we glued the images onto sentence strips. We were careful to get the chronology correct but didn't worry about the timeline scale. You can also see that we painted our Egypt salt-dough maps this week.

On Friday we got together with another family to work on tomb paintings. Lane (first grade) painted the Egyptian god of embalming Anubis weighing the heart on a scale (right) and Caleb (sixth grade) painted Anubis leading the dead man by the hand (left).

Sydney, Hope, and their friend Addy painted this tomb painting. (They are all fourth graders.)

Toby and his friend Kaity painted this one (Toby is 3 and 1/2 and Kaity, 5, is in kindergarten.)

For more pictures of the kids painting, check out the German family's blog here, here, and here.

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