Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tapestry: Week 15

Well, we're not behind, because we'll finish our first two units before Christmas.  But, we're behind where I wanted to be at this point.  I'm just glad that I think we can get through before Christmas!

I got sick the week of Thanksgiving, so we didn't really get any school done that week.  So this week was Week 15.  It was a fun one! We studied the Israelites occupation of the Promised Land, Canaanite peoples, the battle of Jericho, Joshua's leadership of the Israelites, Rahab, and Caleb.  We also studied the geography and topography of Canaan to learn how different and refreshing it was from the 40 years in the dessert as punishment for their disobedience to the Lord.

Tuesday, we made an armored breastplate like Joshua and the Israelite army might have worn.  

Then Friday, we re-created the battle of Jericho.  We started by building the city and the wall. 

Then we pretended to be the Israelite army and march around seven times, like God commanded.

Then, the walls all fell down!

The kids loved that part! 

Especially Levi!

Yes! The Israelites were victorious, by the power of God! 

Kiryn finished her Handwriting Without Tears book this week.  For a four year old, she has excellent handwriting, thanks to this program.  Also, we are really loving the Horizons math.  It is definitely a push and challenge for Luke, but I'm really glad we switched to Horizons. We had a great week and look forward to continuing this study of the Israelites conquest of Canaan and the land allotment to the twelve tribes next week!

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