Monday, December 10, 2012

School Days Summary -- The 10 Plagues of Egypt

4 of 10 Plague Placards found here
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A Summary of November 12-30

So my blog ran out of space for picture storage. Without the ability to upload pics, I haven't posted about any of our schoolwork let alone the different Christmas projects I finished. Ugh! Well, I've been trying to figure out how to fix it without having to pay for storage and found a solution so I'm up and running again.
Here's what we did for school:

Things that were scheduled as usual:
After a 2 day switch to another math curriculum, Soprano realized that her Saxon is not all that bad. So after another heart to heart and some attitude adjusting we're back to the original plan, and it hasn't been an issue at all for the last several weeks.
Language Arts (Grammar, Spelling, Penmanship, Reading, and Writing)
Tenor's fantastic illustration for his reading, The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Soprano's cursive handwriting
Civics: They read about Judges.
Health: They did a worksheet about the effects of unhealthy living.
PA History: State Seal and Motto and State Flag
Geography: The next few geography worksheets focus on each of the continents. This week they reviewed a little about Antarctica.
Co-op: We finished our last class of the fall. I can't believe our 10 weeks went by as fast as they did. They each had music and gym and their last fall elective class (Soprano-Art and Art History; Tenor-Chemistry).

My Father's World Creation to the Greeks-
We completed weeks 12 and 13 which covered the 10 plagues of Egypt.
Bible: We continued learning the 10 Commandments from Exodus 20, adding the next 2 commandments.

Science: Bass helped the younglings do the paint factory experiment, create the salt cleaner and salt lift, and talk about observation skills. Because of the supplies needed, we skipped the plant babies and plant maze experiments.
History:We spent these two weeks talking about and experiencing the 10 plagues of Egypt.
For Blood I added red food color to our water jugs, ice cubes, and the toilets

For Frogs we cut and used the 80 frogs from the 2nd edition student sheets. Bass hid them all over the house for the kids to live with and then 'pile together in heaps' at the end of the day. We're still missing 1!

We didn't act anything out for Gnats but for Flies we cut pieces of black construction paper into small circles and then taped them between two strips of packing tape. Then we hung the tape strips in the school room door. The tape didn't quite line up so they were a little sticky (and therefore annoying).

The Livestock plague was my favorite. I took all of their small stuffed animals and placed them either belly up or face down around the house.

Except in the 'land of Goshen' (aka the end of the hallway) where the animals weren't touched by the plague.

Boils was another fun plague. I taped packing peanuts on to their exposed skin. The tape and the peanuts were irritating. I think they got the point.

We didn't do anything for hail, locusts, darkness, or the death of the firstborn.

To help cement the 10 plagues, I printed off the artwork from this site and cut some construction paper into long strips 5.25" wide. We glued the strips end to end and then folded them up. The kids glued 1 plague to each section to create a long fold-out book.

Other MFW: 
Music: They listened to several pieces by Vivaldi as we finished up with him and listened to the first half of Bach's biography while filling out a notebook page from here.
Art: They painted a stone and talked about the beauty and creativity of art.


What's in the Bible Volume 2: Let My People Go (Click on the link and use the code to get 20% off any What's in the Bible? items!)

Favorite Books:
Johann Sebastian Bach by Mike Venezia
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston

Now that co-op is over, our schedule seems to be a little easier which is nice. We're just plugging away with the 3 Rs and enjoying the fun of our Egyptian and Israel studies.  

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun 2 weeks :) We are doing week 13 this week. Your pictures did not show up though...just little blue question marks :( I had the same problem myself about 2 weeks ago. I had to set up a free picasa web album. It takes a little more time now, but it is free. Now, not only do I have to upload pictures to my computer, but any picture I want to use on my blog, I upload it from my computer to picasa's online web album, THEN I can upload the pictures from there to my blog..a few extra steps and a little more time, but it is free.


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