Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Paint like an Egyptian!

This week we are learning about Egypt. It's a topic we've brushed in passing before, but this time we are devoting the week to studying it because it's part of our "What Your First Grader Needs to Know" textbook which we are using as a spring board for lesson planning. Monday we learned about the fertile Nile and the girls painted pictures of it.

Today we read about prideful Pharaohs and heiroglyphs. Then the girls made their own stories using only pictures. We also found a website that is an online sticker book game about Egypt. The girls liked that alot!

Danya is a little bit scared of the idea of mummies, so I thought I'd cover that topic tomorrow in a not-very-detailed way. We might wrap a doll in toilet paper or something, but not get into the nitty gritty about the process. We also might sculpt some statues out of playdough.

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