Sunday, January 8, 2012

Highlights from Week 14

The Exodus
The Parting of the Red Sea
The 10 Commandments

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion everyday, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction."

When the layer of dew evaporated, behold on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake like thing, fine as the frost on the ground.

When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?".....And Moses said to them, "It is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat."

The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.
The sons of Israel ate the manna for forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate the manna until they came to the land of Canaan. 

The Isrealites ate manna in the wilderness, but as they left Egypt they ate unleavened bread, or bread w/o yeast.
The girls learned about yeast, and did some experimenting with it.
We compared yeast to other plants (like trees) that are "food factories" and make their own food.
Emma said, "Like me! I'm a food factory.!"
I said, "Oh no! You are like yeast! You don't make your own food! You eat up EVERYTHING around you!"

I gave them some yeast and they "fed" their yeast various foods to see which ones the yeast would eat quicker. I love Emma's facial expression in this one!

One of the things I love about teaching the girls at home is the flexibility to delve into whatever may spark their interest. This week Moriah was fascinated by yeast. After our above experiment she pulled out an encylcolpedia and looked online for more information on yeast and fermentation. She spent the afternoon reading and dissolving more yeast!

Similarly, Emma developed a sudden interest in Custer's Last Stand. Seeing as we're covering Ancient History I don't know what brought this on! I'm sure my mom must have something to do with it! After a trip to the library, she was happy to spend most of her morning reading.

Other happenings and quotes from the week:

We had a superhero stop by. Several times.
Even a superhero needs some rest, but they always keep their weapon close at hand!

Emma had her first basketball game yesterday.
While watching her play Aiden decided he needed his sister for something and he yelled out,
"Emma, come here for a minute! I need you!"

 Towards the end of the game, although Emma's team was blue, he suddenly yelled,
"Go green!"

1 comment:

  1. Love it!! You are such an inspiration to those who hope to one day homeschool their little one's! love ya sis! AD is soooo cute in his superhero costume. Love it!