Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tapestry: Year 2, Week 3

This week we took a look at the history of the beginnings of Islam, and how it affected the world at the time.  We read about the prophet Muhammad and his life, and how he received his messages from Allah.  We read about how he moved from Mecca to Medina, and conquered different lands and peoples, and how caliphs took over his empire after his death.  We also read a beautiful book called Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp.  We all really enjoyed that story!

Kiryn's map of the Islamic Empire

Luke's Map

This is not intended to be controversial, but I just got such a giggle out of Luke's misspelling on this notebook entry. : )

In science this week, we learned how the earth spins on its axis by spinning a raw egg and a boiled egg.  We learned that the raw egg spins all wobbly, and the hard boiled egg spins smooth, and for a much longer time.  We also took a look at the water cycle.  We were supposed to make a rain gauge, but since it's not raining anymore here, and checking it everyday would be pretty boring, I opted to save that for another time when a rain gauge would actually be interesting. : )

Paul was traveling this week, so I was on my own for the first time with all four.  Not gonna lie, it was not easy.  But, considering that I managed to get my work out in every single day, I count the week a huge success.  Both of the little ones came down with a sore throat and/or ear infection, so our week included a trip to the doctor, but thankfully, I had some great friends around who helped by watching the older kids and feeding them dinner, and bringing me dinner when I got home!  I had three meals delivered to me while Paul was gone by three different friends. I felt so loved and supported! : )  It was a hard, yet good week!

Luke's spelling dictation of the week!

1 comment:

  1. Received many massages-- hahahaha! Definitely a history-changer, that Luke! :)