Here's a picture of our mummy experiment. We learned about how the Egyptians dried and preserved the mummies, so we did our own experiment on bread. We started with one plain, one toasted, and one smeared with triple antibiotic cream. The first one to mold was actually the one with cream on it, but I think that was because the cream made it moister. The toasted one never molded at all.
I found a Reading Rainbow DVD about mummies that they watched, and they also played an online game that was linked to from our Usborne Ancient World book.
We also did some map work comparing the middle east today with how it was in ancient times.
Even our art was about Egypt this week. They had to draw a maze inside the pyramid. Caleb (top) understood how to make a maze, I was actually very impressed with his. Rebekah (below) didn't quite understand, but a tomb robber would definitely get lost in her pyramid!
Writing with Strands for Caleb has been going much better this week. It helps for me to scoot my chair right next to him and talk him trough each step.
We finished our read aloud, the Tanglewoods' Secret by Patricia St. John. We finished it a week ahead of schedule because we loved it so much. I highly recommend this author!
All in all, we had a good week, thanks for stopping by.