Sunday, September 11, 2011

Week 3

 Highlights from our week of school:

We had our first co-op meeting with our homeschooling friends. We meet together for Latin, drama, and Keepers at Home (which is similar to Home Ec.) This week we also had show and tell.  Emma brought a paint by number she recently finished:

Moriah chose a garden stone that she made recently thanks to our friends, J and K!

And of course, little brother had to get in on the action!
He sang his Cheetah song for us!

  •  This week Moriah had her 2nd math test and she got a 99%!! Way to go Moriah!!
  • The girls learned how to draw a map of the Bible land area freehand.  Later that night Emma called me into the bathroom. After her shower, while the mirror was foggy, she drew her map again. She then went on to point out the Tigris, Euphrates, Persian Gulf, Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea on her map. She may not have realized it, but she just gave herself a pop quiz....and passed with flying colors!
  • We celebrated another feast this week, Rosh Hashanah, or Feast of Trumpets. For our dinner we had fresh fish from Canada, thanks to the excellent fishermen in our family :) We also had a loaf of round bread, thanks to the day old rack at Meijer, along with green peas, grapes, and apples with honey. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of a new year, a new beginning with the Lord. It is a time to honor God's kingship over the universe, His authority over creation. It's also a time for us to remember our place in this universe, our part in His plan. At Rosh Hashanah a ram's horn, or shofar is blown. The kids each made their own Shofar and they blew it just before I lit the candles at dinner.The shofar comes from the story of Isaac, when Abraham prepared to sacrifice him, and God provided a ram. The ram's horn is blown as call to repentance. A call to search your doings, repent, and to remember your Creator.

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