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Homeschooling: All Things

2012-2013 School Year: Week #12

Can you believe it has been 12 weeks of school already? We are almost at 100 days of school. Just 40 more days left. I guess I better start figuring out what we are going to do for school that day. Anyway, this week was a good week. Getting back from a week off of school is usually hard, but I really felt good about getting back on track!

Delilah was the subject of our Bible study this week. Yea, continuing our Samson talk but adding in the whole idea of Samson. I know this was all God ordained, but still was Samson really that dumb???? Even my 7 year old daughter said, "Mommy, why did he keep telling her? Didn't he figure out that she wanted to kill him?" Well, again, I know that God ordained this whole thing. We also learned that valuing money more then building relationships is useless and will bite you in the end.

I haven't really posted about science that last couple weeks. We did do some reading, but never really did more then that. Well we made up for this week. What we have been learning about is FRUIT! Wow, very interesting stuff. I never really knew everything that we learned these weeks. All the fruits and vegetables we eat that have seeds are ALL fruits! A vegetable is any root, stem or non-developed flower. Basically any edible part of a plant that does not have seeds. Cool! I guess nutritionally, there is differences that make a traditional vegetable a vegetable but if it has seeds, it is a fruit!

We also learned about how seeds are planted. Of course they are planted by us humans, they can be blown in the wind, animals either poop it out or drag it around on their fur, water plants drop their seeds in the water and the current takes it to a new place and then there is even mechanical. Yea, I never knew that some pods actually burst open shooting their seed out. I love that! The kids really enjoyed the last couple weeks of science and we all learned so very much!

But my favorite part of science this week was cutting up a Bell Pepper and counting the seeds. Why you ask? Because Jesus said to go out in the world and plant seeds and be fruitful. You want to know why he always used fruit as an analogy? Well, we were able to show that if one fruit has 400 seeds and we plant that one seed and lets say that plant can produce 20 fruits imagine if we continue that math. It is the same way when we talk about Jesus Christ. That one person can tell two friends and so on and so on. It was a great lesson in science as well as Bible!

For Geography, the desert was our subject. Neither of my kids have ever really been to a desert. They have seen it on TV, but never visited it. But their drawing came out great!

Phoenicians were our subject this week for school, well and we will finish it up next week too. The kids learned how they were really a strong power in ancient times. Not because they were fighters or so strong, but because they were able to trade all over the Mediterranean Sea, which gave them some power. No one really wanted to do battle with them because they were needed for import and export. However, later on towards the end, unfortunately, the Babylonians took over and basically destroyed their ports at Tyre and Carthage!

Well, that's it for this week. I forgot to take picture of Art this week. Maybe I'll go back and add them later, but for now, that's it. Have a great week and we will see you next week!

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