I introduced Claire to one of my favorite movies, Prince of Egypt. We found the entire movie on Youtube and she watched half one day and half another day. I didn't want her to watch sections of it before we'd discussed them, so we broke it up into two days. She loved it. (Note to self: Prince of Egypt should be added to Claire's Christmas list).
We got going with the letter "G" She traced it with her finger, applied lentils to a big letter "G" and through it all, was insistent upon wearing her yellow tutu dress. Homeschooling at it's finest. . .
Two Day Plague
But then the two day plague hit. Wednesday night the girls went to swim class with no problems, came home and ate dinner, then went to bed. An hour or so later, Claire began to cry. She'd thrown up. All over her bed. We cleaned her up in the shower, brought out the kids air mattress, and brought her up a soup pot in case she had to throw up again. Awful stuff. The mess was pretty bad and she was just miserable. A few hours later, Ashlyn began to throw up in her crib. After cleaning her up and re making her bed, we finally got back to bed around 4am. Luckily, this only lasted until late Thursday night. The girls were miserable that Thursday, though, and although they were done throwing up by Friday, they were still tired and moped around the house. We didn't get much "school" done those couple of days but we did get a lot of snuggling done and a lot of Jungle Book watched (over and over and over again).
Follow the Leader and the Parting of the Red Sea
This is Claire following me around the house. Whatever I did, she did. Hopping, raising our arms, dancing, skipping (sort of) climbing up and down the stairs. We talked about how Moses led God's people out of Egypt and into the desert. They were headed for the promised land!
And we finished up our "study of G" with practicing writing in her copybook. Not too bad. The "lines" are totally lost on her but at this point, I really don't care. So long as she's getting to play a bit with writing.
A few things from Week 9
First off, a few pics of fun with the "Letter H." During her "glue things the the letter" project, she had trouble not eating the Cheerios. I had to refill the bowl twice!
doTERRA Oils (perfume), jewelry and then some Duplo fruits and veggies. Not totally Biblically accurate, but I let it side for the purpose of teaching a concept. Giving your best to God. The one Tabernacle activity we did that I couldn't get pictures of because we had to do it in the dark, was one of my favorites for the week and I think one of her favorites, too. I took Claire's little Kidco Peapod tent and told her that was "God's House" or the Tabernacle. We talked about how God led the people through the desert with a fire by night and a cloud by day. So we shut off all the lights after dinner and I took a flashlight and held it over the tent. Then, I'd shut it off, move to another part of the house. She would have to pick up the tent and travel to the place where the fire went. She loved this and it really drove the story home!
We ended with the story of the spies in the Canaan. We talked about how the spies brought back HUGE grapes for the people from the land but that the people were afraid. The land of good and God had given them the land but people were still afraid and forgot to trust God. No matter how scary, we trust Him with our lives! It was a message for our whole family this week!
|Her "grapes on a vine" project to signify the large, plentiful fruit in the land God promised to the Israelites!|