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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Exploring Egypt: Week 2 {Mummies and More}

This week we narrowed our focus a little bit and used the book Mummies & Pyramids by Mary Pope Osborne along with our studies. The highlight of the week? Mummifying apples! The kids were so excited to do this experiment ~ but we'll have to share the results with you next week!

  • Quick review about what we learned about Egypt last week
  • Sing our geography song: Northern Africa
    Learn about the flag of Egypt {worksheet below}
    Independent reading {pick from the bookshelf ~ see carousel below}

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  • Review geography song
  • Read chapter 3 of Mummies and Pyramids ~ Egyptian religion. Talked about the different gods and goddesses {Horus, Osiris & Isis, Bastet, Thoth, and Bes}.
  • Visited King Tut One site ~ kids spent some time playing games and exploring the site

  • Review geography song
  • Read chapter 4 in Mummies & Pyramids
  • Visit Time for Kids site on Egypt
  • Mummified an apple - fun science experiment!! I'll be sharing more details on this later with you all.

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    • This week looks like fun! Also, I love the upgrades on your site--very easy to find stuff and so full of content:)

      By Anonymous heather, At October 13, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

    • Are you going mummify a Barbie?

      By Blogger kw, At October 14, 2009 at 12:40 AM  

    • Thanks for listing your resources for your study on Egypt. We are lucky enough to have a huge exhibit on Pharoahs here for a few months. I will be taking the children soon and will post pictures at We are really looking forward to it. I'll check back to see how your apples turned out :)

      By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 15, 2009 at 7:58 PM  

    • I was searching the web and found this site on Egypt I thought you might like! My kids love Magic School Bus!

      I am totally addicted to your blog and recently started a workbox system in our own schooling. Keep up the great work!!!

      By Blogger Tia, At October 16, 2009 at 4:14 AM  

    • We studied Egypt a few years ago....I plan on going back and doing it again maybe next year since everyone is older now. great resources!

      By Blogger Sarah, At October 17, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

    • Jolanthe,

      Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

      I stumbled upon your site while looking up some lapbooking resources. While on your site I found the geography section. We are also using Galloping the Globe this year. I had things planned out but it's felt so boring. The ideas and worksheets on your site are wonderful!!! You have done a fabulous job!!

      We are a bit behind you in our studies (still in Asia). I plan on being a regular reader of your blog and hope to incorporate some of your ideas into our lessons.

      By Blogger Unknown, At October 22, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

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