I just can't keep up with the blog (homeschool requires so much prep and time) so I think this is the last post for a very long time! You just have to know through all these super fun pictures, that we have plenty of crazy hard moments too as we ALL do as mommies! Some moments I'm completely full to the brim with immense joy and excitement through these homeschooling adventures and other moments on the verge of crying :) I'm immensely grateful to so many moms that have inspired me through this whole home school process... one of which shared the Story of the World series. I wish you the best in finding what works for you and your children!
So here's what we did for The Story of the World: The ANCIENT JEWISH PEOPLE
We found our favorite JEWISH SYNAGOGUE!! You see that light right above Penny's head - that's the "Eternal Light" of God. We couldn't take pictures of when we went on Shabbat but it was so neat to join in their singing as they welcomed in their Sabbath! You just have to find a not-so-orthodox Synagogue that welcomes visitors.
Check out this Synagogue's stained glass structures - amazing!
This is how totally crazy we look when shopping! This was our very first trip to get candles and our Kiddish Cup and Sparkling Grape Juice.
If you're looking for great children's books about Jewish holidays (and whew, they celebrate many), we love the "Sammy Spider" books.
Our Mesopotamia get up :). ABRAHAM (the first Jew) came from Mesopotamia. It worked out that we've lost all are marbles, so we just use water for our "rivers"
On The Story of the World history series we listen to... it explains how in Mesopotamia during Abraham's day, the people were merchants and sold things like scarlet and purple cloth, salt, cinnamon, and copper - so we set up our trading center, and then painting our Home Depot planes to "Fly" to Mesopotamia. Did you know Home Depot does free kids' workshops were they let you make and paint different creations each month?!
We discovered that the Jews at Hannakah time make lots of foods with OIL to remember the miracle of the oil! They even make special donuts!
So that inspired studying about coins - I think Kindergartens cover this in school. There's a zillion fun ideas on pinterest to study money.This one was free from Teachers Pay Teaches I believe...
Learning about Abraham Lincoln haha!!