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Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2016-2017): We will be using a variety of different curriculum this year, with Notgrass' Uncle Sam and You as our main History, Bible and Literature focus. Our oldest, EL, is in 12th grade this year, but has special learning needs due to autism. JJ is our youngest, an active boy with Tourette Syndrome. He is in the 8th grade.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Egyptian Costumes, Weaving, and Clouds (CTG Week 10)

The kids really enjoyed making their own Egyptian costumes this week. Coyote is Pharoah, and Road Runner is the Queen.


We used the book "Ancient Egypt" to give us an idea of how to make the costumes.


We also used this book to learn more about the Egyptian craft of weaving. I remember the kids' Aunt Jackie giving them a weaving loom for Christmas one year, so we pulled that out and used it to weave some pot holders.


A Science experiment we did this week involved making a cloud in a bottle. We used a clear, empty sodapop bottle and matches. The book "Genesis for Kids" gives the complete instructions.


Basically,  you put very warm water into the bottom of the bottle and lay it on its side. Light a match next to the opening, blow it out, squeeze the bottle to suck in the smoke, then quickly screw on the lid. Sqeeze the bottle several times. As you put pressure on the bottle, the air inside is clear. When you release the pressure, a cloud forms. Its hard to see it in the picture, but it really did work! The entire bottle clouded up.


Next week, we are taking a break from our regular MFW curriculum and will be focusing on Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims & Indians, the Mayflower, etc. I'm looking forward to it!

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