We had a short week, since we spent Friday traveling to South Carolina for my dad’s wedding. But even with just four days, we were able to read several resources about ancient Egypt.
Funniest line of the week: I was reading aloud about daily life, including what people would have had available to eat and drink. They grew a lot of wheat & barley, so there was plenty of bread and beer. Even the children drank beer. Jonas got bug-eyed. “The kids could drink the beer?! Man… I wish I was an Egyptian!”
Projects: We had a lot of geography to work on this week – a world map with labels for the continents and oceans… a fold-out flip book of geography terms, definitions, and pictoral examples… and a salt map of Egypt!
It turns out that salt maps take a l-o-o-o-n-g time to dry, so we’ll finish the salt map with paint and labels next week.
We also made an Egyptian paddle doll. Children in Egypt would have fashioned these out of wood… ahh, how cuddly. Ours is cardboard, and our beads are plastic while children long ago would have used clay or wood beads.
We didn’t plan to take Labor Day off (especially since we took Friday the 31st off) but when Mama wakes up with laryngitis, school plans go a bit off the rails. We muddled through math and called it a day. The rest of this week will be chock-full… Stay tuned. 😉