Christmas break was waaaaayyy too short. I would have loved to take another week off to recover from all of the holiday festivities but I also want to take a few breaks in our spring semester and finish before June so we jumped back in.
We had a short week after New Year's Day with just the basics. That helped us ease back into the school routine. The following week we were back to the regular schedule.
Here's what we did for school:
Things that were scheduled as usual:
Language Arts (Grammar, Spelling, Penmanship, Reading, and Writing)
Civics: They read about Doctors.
My Father's World Creation to the Greeks-
We completed week 17 which focused on Joshua leading the Jewish people and some more ancient Egypt.
Bible: We started working on memorizing Psalm 23. The teacher's guide gave several Bible versions to choose from but since I know it from the King James, that's how I'm having the kids memorize it. There is definitely a more poetic sound to the KJV in some passages.
Science: They are still studying Day 4 of Creation (Sun, moon, and stars.) This week they did a demonstration of an eclipse, talked about how craters are formed, and let Barbie go bungee-jumping. They also read about how God has perfectly positioned planet earth in our galaxy for life to be sustainable.
History: This week was about the end of Egypt's prominence as the major civilization. We learned how to play Senet and made our own Senet game. We also talked about King Tut quite a bit.
We added the Trojan War to our timelines since it fit chronologically. We won't study it for a few more weeks.
Music: We listened to a few more selections of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos this week.
Art: They talked about and practiced coloring and shading with warm colors and did some sketches of outdoor finds.
Here are a few things that looked good but that we didn't get to:
How to Draw King Tut
Egyptian Pharaoh's game
God's Creation: Space and Time by Michael Carroll
The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle by Claudia Logan
All righty --- we're more than half way done the year! Let's go!