Jocelyn with her map of Pangea
Jacob with his family tree of Terah's lineage
Jacob with his salt map of the Ancient Egyptian Valley
Jocelyn with her Egyptian home that she made
Jocelyn and Jacob with their Lego Pyramid they constructed!
For those of you who do not know, we have begun using a new History/Bible/Geography/Literature/Art curriculum this year. We are using Tapestry of Grace and so far absolutely love it! The children and I love the fact that there is a lot more hands on learning opportunities. I love the fact that the Jocelyn and Jacob have more independent learning opportunities. They have a notebook and are in charge of getting their weekly assignments completed! Another aspect of the program that I really like is the fact that after every unit of study(there are 4) the program encourages you to have an end of the unit celebration. Unit 1 was all about Ancient Egypt and Moses leading his people out of Egypt. The curriculum recommended that we hold a traditional passover meal celebration making the foods and going through the rituals. They also recommend you invite your family to show of your children's accomplishments and enjoy in the festivities. We decided to go ahead and hold the passover meal celebration and we ate the traditional passover meal! Lamb, bitter herbs, egg, the parsley, the whole nine yards. We read through an entire "Christian" passover seder celebration. We learned so much as did our guests and we had a fabulous time! The children had completed several projects and they were all on display for all to see. I didn't get any pictures of the meal/celebration unfortunately but have pictures of some of the projects Jocelyn and Jacob completed.