My dgd made a wonderful drawing of Moses coming down the mountain to find the Israelites worshiping the golden calf...
(I think I wrote previously of the edible playdoh adventure we had!)
Well, on Monday of this week, we started the same way...it was awful! No one wanted to sing or be quiet and enjoy the music...it was dreadful. We tried again on Tuesday...it wasn't much better! We tried again today (Wednesday) and it was much better...the sense of peace and calm was back. School was very smooth, attitudes were mostly cooperative, and we finished school in record time!
This week we've been reading about Moses and the promised land. Moses has died. Joshua is to lead the people into Jericho. Today we read about Rahab and the spies she protected. The Little Hearts program suggested a very creative art project...re-create the walls with construction paper and hand drawn stones and have the children fill in the "mortar" (ie. shaving cream) by squeezing it from a baggie onto the paper - sort of like frosting a cake! It was so much fun. Then we added a red "rope" that was the rope the spies escaped Jericho on. Here are some pictures:
You can see they all enjoyed this...and you can see dgd6 is quite proficient with a bag of "frosting" I may have to do some cakes with her!
Here they are with their finished products:
Rather than just throw away the extra shaving cream, I let the kids have fun with it in the tub! They thought that was just a grand adventure...
dgd made a face with it.
ds was just a giggly little guy!
and dd got it on herself...oops!
Well, this was a really long post...and I haven't blogged at all about our horse riding adventures! I'll save that for another blog.