Friday, July 29, 2011

Tapestry of Grace Year One: Week One highlights

This week we began by studying the ancient Egyptian civilization.  Here are some photo highlights of what the kids did this week.  It was a great week, and I'm amazed at what we accomplished, and all the arts and crafts we did!
Decorating our notebook covers, while pretending to be pirates, for some reason...

K LOVES math... who knew?  

Writing With Ease copywork.

We made Egyptian paddle dolls. This was a big hit, and still is. 

Keeping it real.  The house after school on Wednesday...

L's  note-booking activity after our history readings. 

The obligatory rolling up with toilet paper as a mummy. : )


We made salt maps to learn about geographic terms like cliffs, peninsulas, mountain ranges, deltas, and more.

Then we celebrated finishing our first week of school by having donuts today! :)

And even I learned a few things... 
-Did you know that Egyptians mostly all, men and women alike, shaved their heads and wore wigs due to the extreme heat? 
-Did you know Egyptian farmers trained monkeys to climb up trees and throw down fruit to them?

This was a great week, a much better week than I could have envisioned.  The kids loved it and it went really smoothly.  Loving it....

4 comments:

  1. Wow! You've already started! You really have been planning.... I haven't hardly started! That's okay though, I'm just going to steal ideas from you and learn by watching this blog.... glad I checked this out! I am looking forward to getting started, it looks great. I just have a little organizing to do... excuse me while I go read the past post! : )

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  2. I know, we started early! But I'm trying to plan around a visa run in August, a grandparents visit in September, and a probable trip to Ethiopia sometime before Christmas. So I figured we'd start a bit early. : ) If you want to talk about it, let's Skype! I'd love to talk as we go through this together! :)

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  3. Oh My!!!! I am beyond impressed with all of this! You are doing such a great job! Its all soooo creative! I want to come to school at your house! Praying for you as you continue through the year! Keep going! Its awesome!

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  4. So glad you are enjoying TOG! It looks like it was lots of fun. :)

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