Monthly Archives: September 2008

Tapestry of Grace Unit Celebration – Year 1, Unit 1

Last week we completed Unit 1 of Tapestry of Grace Year 1.  What an amazing unit!  We spent the first 3 weeks studying Egypt, the second 3 weeks included Creation, the Flood, and the Patriarchs, as well as Mesopotamia.  The final 3 weeks  focused on Moses, the Law, and the Tabernacle. To celebrate the end of […]

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Math Woes

We use Singapore Math for our math curriculum. We have always used Singapore math for our math curriculum.  I really love Singapore Math.  Really, I do.   But, it is lacking in drill.  I knew that going in.  Homeschoolmath,  Well-Trained Mind, and Time4learning all say basically that.   OK, so we’ll drill. But I found […]

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Homeschool Book Club Schedule

The mothers in our homeschool book club met today to plan our meetings for this school year. We met outside at a park so the kids could play while we planned. Here are the topics that we picked for this year. Meeting Date Meeting topic 10/14 Library tour 11/11 Fictional book with setting in a […]

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Instructions for Tabernacle Model

Here are the basic materials and methods we used to construct our tabernacle model. I wasn’t able to find any free instructions on-line. I have a friend who told me that they had made one last year and had used the lid of a copy paper box and old-fashioned clothespins.  We started with that as our idea and […]

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Model Tabernacle

We have been learning about the tabernacle in our Tapestry of Grace studies. And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. (Ex. 25:8) We built a model tabernacle to reinforce our learning and I think this was our most fun project ever! Our model The altar and the laver And […]

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Shabbat Celebration

On Saturday we celebrated the Sabbath.  We are in the middle of a 3 week study on the Israelites’ wanderings in the desert, the 10 Commandments, the tabernacle, and Jewish holidays. (Tapestry of Grace Year One – Weeks 7, 8, and 9) We used the book Walk with Y’shua through the Jewish Year  as our guide. We decided to celebrate […]

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Weekly Report (9/12/08)

  This was our first week of almost full school!  I added science, spelling, Latin, and Greek to the math and Tapestry of Grace assignments we were doing.  I also resumed phonics, math, and handwriting with my younger son.  I am so shocked, because it went smoothly!   My beautiful schedule that I posted here was […]

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Tapestry of Grace Year 1 Weeks 5 and 6

We have had a fairly busy 2 weeks with our Tapestry of Grace (TOG) studies.  The topic of Week 5 is the Tower of Babel and Mesopotamia.  Week 6 focuses on the stories of the Patriarchs.  We were assigned chapters 12-50 in Genesis in one week!  Thankfully, we have the whole Bible on CD which […]

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Catechism

Molly at Counter-Culture mom wrote a good article on the value of catechising children. It was a good reminder for me.  We have been memorizing the Westminster Shorter Catechism for a couple of years now. Our memorization has slowed down over the summer though and I am planning on working some on it every morning in our […]

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