Week 3: Ancient Egypt

We are learning World History this year. I put together a curriculum using a Bible Encyclopedia and the internet. Our curriculum will include: Egypt Assyria Babylon Medo-Persia Greece Rome England America It may not be a traditional approach, but it’s not unfamiliar to me. Number One Son studied World History the same way! This week takes us to Ancient Egypt. We learned that this was the first world power more...
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Home’s Cool!!

Homeschooling is really cool. I mean, having your Mom as a teacher is better than having someone teach you because they get paid for it. Plus, you only have three hour school days instead of seven or eight. You get to choose what to read, you don’t have to wake up early at all, and you have tons of fun, too. So, even though you don’t get lockers or get to use a backpack, you don’t have bullies, yo more...
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Ease on Down…

Well, this is our in-between week. We’re slowly starting this week, since Daddy went back to work this week. But, we have our annual convention this weekend, so we’ll be taking a break due to that. Today, the girls and I discussed what to expect for the year. They’re really looking forward to both World Geography and Science! Yay! I was still struggling with Science, but I finally decided on 106 D more...
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Putting it all together

Well, a new year is lurking on the horizon, and I’m in the middle of getting curriculum 2011 underway. This year feels different already, given the fact that it’s the first time in 4 years that I’m only creating curriculum for two. *Sniff* #1 son is now graduated, working, and a full-time volunteer minister! *sniff again* Time just flew by… But I digress. On to this year’s curriculum. more...
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Checking in

So… We’ve been quite busy lately! School is going wonderfully. Number one son is now finished with high school and now working on completing his bookkeeping course. He’s also looking for a part time job, so he can begin pioneering! So excited that he’s trying to work his plan! The girls gave finished Mary Frances Cookbook and are now on to Mary Frances Crocheting & Knitting book. I am i more...
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Apple Nature Study

So, this week, we, following the Autumn 2010 OHC, learned a little about apples. “The Principal” joyfully picked up a few different varieties of apples for us to review. We ended up with Granny Smith, Gala, Johnny Appleseed, Golden Delicious and Johnna Gold. We observed the different shapes and colors, and even the smells that each had. After we cut them open, we compared seeds. Then, the fun part R more...
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