We finally got to do our science experiment that required a bright sunny day. It seemed like it would be rainy and overcast forever! We used a magnifying glass to burn paper! Caleb especially thought it was awesome. The white computer paper did not burn for us, but the black construction paper did right away. We happened to be outside doing this when the school bus came by, so a bunch of neighbor kids came to see too! For week 4, we took a break from our Science in the Beginning and used a Usborne book about Pyramids. Below, we were testing how much easier it was to pull a heavy load when it was on rollers.
Of course, you have to make pyramid models when you study them!
They also did a couple of history notebook pages about ancient Egypt. Our teacher's manual recommended acting out the story of King Menes, but my kids get embarrassed acting, so we just made a notebook page. Caleb's is first.
This is just a random picture of them working, I think they are doing math.
English from the Roots up has been going very well. I'm trying to be creative about how to review and test the root words and their derivations. Below is a picture of our white board area. I gave them the definitions and they had to write the correct Greek root word.
These pictures were from our Tashlich ceremony, which was part of Rosh Hashanah. We went to a nearby lake and took rocks, which were symbolic of our sins, and threw them in to the lake. Micah 7:19 says "You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea". I'm very glad that we took the time to do this!
I keep trying to find things for the little boys to do that will keep them busy. Here is Matthew coloring a dinosaur.
This wipe off workbook turned out to be great! Both boys like it a lot, and yes, they fight over it.
Joshua still loves animals, this is what he was doing while Matthew was using the wipe off workbook.
That's it for week 4, have a blessed day.