Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Who knew Ancient Times Could be so Fun

Oh my I have such great ideas for this blog but I don't have time to do anything with them! We have some exciting things happening here at Blueberry House! Last year I wanted to get started on Story of The World and just never did. This year I decided that I would introduce my kids to ancient civilization regardless of what else may come up!

You see, part of the problem is that I don't like studying about ancient civilizations. I think in colors and in my minds eye those two words are a dusty desert color. But Peter loves the whole idea of pyramids and mummies and ancient dynasty's. Tink and I are not so inclined. Id much rather study Colonial America. Now that is something to get excited about. But alas, my kids know tons of stuff about the settling of America and the colonies and such. So it's time to move on or move back as the case may be.

So we have started our study of the Egyptians. I had a shock awaiting me! I absolutely love this study! It actually helps to understand the Old Testament settings and stories better too. Now you can find us making cave paintings and a prehistoric hunters game bag or a model of the Nile. We even get to make a mummy from a chicken! I kid you not! And something more down my line is the making of scented oils. Oh, and we cant forget about the chance to make Sumerian seals out of clay, white glue and water! Yep, it looks like fun!

And back to my love of Colonial America...well... guess what? Peters history class at the Charter Academy is holding an actual Thanksgiving feast with authentic foods in November. Everyone is suppose to come dressed as Pilgrims or Indians. I've already got the basics of Peters costume figured out. He will be an Indian. I will be a Pilgrim. My sister in law has the Pilgrim hat she is going to loan me with the white apron and I will find a straight black dress at the thrift store.

I could tell you about much more but my husband just told me he's going to bed and I would really like to go to bed at the same time. See what I mean? There is never enough time to tell you this stuff. I'll try to catch you all up in what we're doing on the homeschool front this weekend if I get a moment.


  1. We LOVE the mummies/Egypt/ancient theme around here. Omsi had a movie last Spring based on new findings in that area; it was quite fascinating.

  2. Sounds like a fun time in the Blueberry Home.


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