Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Kiddos in Ancient History

When we started Story of the World last year, I had no idea what the year would mean for our family. Two moves and 9 months later, I haven't really gotten much farther than I was those first few weeks. Luckily, I have an amazing group of friends and another mama in my group was also behind with her SOTW studies. She designed this INCREDIBLE class to catch up. And I gotta say... my kids are hooked!

The first lessons were all about the first writing. The kids wrote in crueiform and hieroglyphics (this wonderful scroll made by my daughter says "Cyan").

This project was from the study of the Fertile Crescent and the flooding of the Nile river. I will have to show you what it does in a couple weeks when all the seeds they put in this soil start to grow.

This was amazing. When my friend taught the class on first writing, Alex was so intrigued that he decided to use his tablet to make a letter to me all in crueiform. This tablet is also pictured above, and that part says "I love you mom. Without you, I would not be. Alex (in the heart)"

Even in another language, he is a poet at heart.

He wrote on every surface of this clay tablet... it took him hours to do it, and it is all to me. He is such a sweetheart!

Yet another project that Alex spent hours on. He painted this box for his mummy that they made amazingly well. I just love when he is passionate about something! It feels so good to see him excited about school anything.

I am so excited to see the rest of the classes that Heather has planned. She is an amazing teacher and I feel so blessed that she is willing to let my kids follow along!


Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

This is amazing! I love the tablet idea, and can't wait to try Story of the World. I love seeing the kids get excited about history like that. So cool!!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

I think the most beautiful thing about story of the world is that it is retold 3 times through out their school career. So you don't have to do all the projects on the first go round. All you are really doing is touching on certian subjects so they have a mental box to put those ideas in when they come around to them again. These ideas in a 6 year old are cool. These ideas in a 12 year old where they have marinated for 4 r 5 years, well then you get kids like Alex, that can't wait to find out where Jacob went next, or what was in the mummies tomb, or how to spell his name in ancient crueiform.

It has been quite wonderful to watch. :)

Amber said...

Wow. I'm very impressed. I love all of these creations (but the tablet is particularly sweet. What a wonderful young man you are raising!). I strongly remember making a scroll when I was about Cyan's age, it's funny the things that sit most strongly in your mind...

sarah in the woods said...

These are some really great ideas! Your kids did such a nice job.

nestof3 said...

So much more amazing devotion. You seem to accomplish the things I NEVER get to. ugh