WEEK 1 AND 2
Gracia told us all about the art of story telling. She has a gift for story telling herself, so this presentation was right up her alley.
Alli showed us famous artist seascapes. Some of them were indescribably beautiful.
Josiah did a science experiment involving fire. He was showing us the differences between cool flames and hot flames.
We had a traveling Calormen feast that included meat pasties, fresh veggies, cheese and crackers. We topped it all off with some sherbert which is actually a punch in England, rather than having an ice cream consistency like we have in America.
Gracia's seascape close up
WEEK 3 and 4
metal in the shop and he even made his own suit of armor out of leftover tin roofing we had laying around.
Here is the inside of an Egyptian pyramid.
Hailey showed us five fascinating tombs from around the world. I didn't know about most of these. Quite an interesting topic for sure.
Alli showed us some examples of Mediterranean wedding practices.
Then we had a delicious Mediterranean feast involving dried figs, dates and apricots with feta cheese and nuts, a refreshing Mediterranean salad, chicken with Mediterranean spices and melon.
After the feast I got the shimmy belts out, turned Pandora to Middle Eastern folk music and taught some basic belly dancing moves. The girls, and Amanda, were great sports and I had a wonderful time dancing with them. I think the girls must have danced for 2 hours!
Even Rina got in on the dancing!
Alli looked gorgeous in her Egyptian costume. She is definitely a gifted dancer and picked it up quickly.
We sure had a lot of fun with this book. Looking forward to reading Prince Caspian next!