Brandt learned what a scroll is by is creating his own scroll of the alphabet so he can see how the Bible was originally written. He copies upper and lowercase letters and then colors a coordinating picture. I will post the finished results of his scroll next week. Below is a sample page.
We also learned that in Bible times the scrolls were kept in pottery jars to protect them. Of course we had to pull out the clay and make our own
Breann had to get in on the action
The end result complete with a construction paper scroll
In our Bible lesson, while reviewing the calender months and seasons we also made a Jewish calendar and learned that their new year started in the month of Nisan, in the Spring. Why? Because in Exodus 12 God told His people to begin the year with the month of Abib (Nisan). This reminded them that Passover was their new beginning as a nation when God save them out of Egypt. Here he is with his Jewish calendar.
We also studied ants, worms, snails, moles, root systems, soil, and toad stools using the Usborne book Things Outdoors. We LOVE using encyclopedias for added study in areas such as these. Being in a camper though creates a problem because we obviously can't bring our set of encyclopedias with us! I decided to subscribe to Britannica for kids online and we LOVE it!! Brandt is studying here and also learning how to navigate around a website and use a computer mouse
The joy of homeschooling and completing our school work outside at our picnic table
on a cool morning
I can't finish this post without including some of the adventures of my youngest learners
It was a fun filled, exciting week!