Tuesday, January 8, 2008

First Day Back at School

"UHHHHHGHHHH! I don't want to do school!" This may have been the lament heard around the home schooling world yesterday as we started back up after Christmas vacation. But when you home school, school work can be a little different. Her are a few examples.

On Columbus Day, Taylor and Ryan built their own Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.

Taylor and Ryan are studying Ancient history this year, so when we talked about Ancient Mesopotamia, they built their own ziggurat(a special step pyramid used in worship and sacrifice around the time of Abraham).

Yesterday we talked about how the Assyrians came out from under Babylonian to conquer not only Babylon, but Canaan and parts of Egypt as well. Paramount in these victories was their ability to bring down the walls of a city. Assyrians designed and built siege towers to help them accomplish this.

Taylor and Ryan made their own siege towers, complete with battering rams and little lego men shouting, "Attack!"

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Very cool! Looks like you all had a busy day! Elijah has been sick this week and so we haven't made a good start back yet.