Happy October! This week we learned about Joshua, Deborah and Gideon. We crossed the Jordan River as followed God's People into the promised land. I love so much that we get to study this history together. I wasn't a believer until after I graduated from high school, so reading these stories with my kids is especially sweet for me. I pray Silas grabs hold of the faith of some of these wonderful men and women we learned about in our studies this week.
Silas's history project was to make the Jordan River, the Ark of the Covenant and 12 stones. We read Joshua 3:9-17 and 4:1-18 as we acted out the story with his little Lego men. Even Aedan wanted to make sure he was there for this one. Sometimes he sees a book or an activity, and says, "Hey! I did that too!" I hope he will be reminded of these sweet memories as he sees his little brother do them too.
It was especially cool to study what we did this week after our Feast of Trumpets celebration and our visit to the Tabernacle exhibit. These things are more fresh in his imagination as he read them this week.
Fall of Jericho - 1451 B.C.
Silas's copywork was about Joshua praying that the sun would stand still. This is one of my absolute favorite stories in the bible. The greatness of the faith of Joshua and the miracle of happened is so incredible to me. I want that kind of faith!
Sisera is Killed - 1285 B.C. Silas told his dad about Jael. I wouldn't mess with her!
I love reading about all 3 of these men and women of God. What powerful examples of faith and obedience!
Gideon called by God - 1245 B.C.
Silas's written narration was about Gideon's 300 men.
It was perfect to have read that story because he knows just how a shofar would have sounded in that story.
He researched shofars and how they were used. We watched a video on YouTube where a man demonstrated the sounds of the shofar.
Silas started reading Hittite Warrior about the life of Uriah the Hittite. He was such a loyal soldier.
Silas started reading 21 Balloons for literature.
We started our study of the land and culture of Israel this week in Geography.
In science he learned about comets and other types of space rocks. Our science activity was to learn how far the planets are from one another by making a scale model in the yard. This was me standing right about where Earth is. Silas is the sun :)
Here I am on Mars.
Now I'm on Jupiter. Silas is getting farther away!
Now I'm all the way to Saturn.
Neptune is just too far away.
We even added Pluto.
Silas is really enjoying Astronomy. I hated to not do Creation to Christ's science, but it's really fun seeing him excited about what he wanted to learn about this year. See you next time!