Friday, September 23, 2011

Week 4

          This week the girls focused light with a magnifying glass to generate heat. They used the sun to burn a small hole in a chocolate bar. The book suggested burning paper or a leaf, but I stole the chocolate bar idea from a previous, similar project.  Someone with my family heritage uses chocolate to replace just about everything! It also makes clean up much more fun!

We also cleaned out the garden to get ready for a frost!!

There was a battle between 2 kings of Egypt. King Menes won (with help from her trusty light saber) and united the 2 Egyptian kingdoms into one. She proudly wore her new crown!

A few more highlights from the week:
The girls are memorizing the books of the Old Testament

They are listening to The Cat of Bubastes by G. A. Henty on CD

We have been reading TheTanglewoods' Secret by Patricia St. John as a read alound. This is such a wonderful book and has become one of my favorite read alouds! The girls love it too, and they always beg for one more chapter!

We ended our week with a feast for Yom Kippur. We made chili, which is not traditonal, but it used up some of the tomatoes from our garden!  A more traditional food is kreplach (?) which is meat and vegetables wrapped in a pastry. That sounded like a Michigan pastie to me, so I stopped at the local bakery and picked up 2 pasties to serve with our meal.

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