Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tapestry of Grace: Week 27

This was a really fun week learning about Alexander the Great.  We learned that he was born in Macedonia and became king of Greece when he was in his early 20's.  He conquered almost all of the known world by the time he was 32, in only about 10 years.  He explored all the way into Punjab, India, before his army refused to go any further with him.  We learned all kinds of details about his journey, like that he had arranged for ships to meet his army along the Arabian Sea on the way home, to bring food and supplies. The ships were supposed to come from India.  But they never showed up.  So over 60,000 troops died on the way back through the desert across Iran and Saudia Arabia!  More than he had lost in all the fighting.  One cool thing we learned is that we can see how God used Alexander the Great to begin to unite the world, spread one language across the world, and this was paving the way, making preparations for Jesus' arrival and for his message to spread!

Here's some photo highlights from this week!

 Kids and Hannah made this awesome map of Alexander the Great's travels!

Kiryn has gotten bored with writing in her phonics book, but she loves writing on the chalk board!

Luke's writing assignment was to write a paragraph about what he wanted to be when he grows up. :)

String art! 

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