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Friday, May 9, 2014

End of the year school fun!

With some extra state funding that we had for our homeschool, we were able to get some fun educational kits at the hobby store! The kids have helped us make them, and it was a great learning time for each of them! It was a great way to enrich the units we've done in our My Father's World curriculum this year! (Romans/ Greeks and Solar System)
 A medieval trebuchet kit that Daddy helped the kids glue and peg together. They've had a great time with it... and they've shot lego guys and plastic sheep across the room! Marbles make for a good counterweight!
 Here is a quick video of the trebuchet working...
 We also got a kit to make a solar system model. Caleb and Mallory helped me paint it. We put glow-in-the-dark paint on it too. After it dried, we put it together and hung it. They've enjoyed our astronomy unit this Spring, and it was a great way to enhance that learning! (And round pieces are much better than flat ones!
 Mallory helping paint...
 My pieces drying... I think they were Mars and Neptune. The model is not to perfect scale, because the sun would have been larger than the box! But it is close enough for our purposes. It is a fun model to have hanging in our school room now!

Genesis 1:14-19

And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,  and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.  God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-2

 Remember your Creator
in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say,
“I find no pleasure in them”—
before the sun and the light
and the moon and the stars grow dark,
and the clouds return after the rain;

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