Iddy has been working through a main lesson on Ancient Egypt. We have been using the Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green as well as the poetry book Voices of Ancient Egypt by Kay Winters.
She also re-read two of our favorite books, Mara, Daughter of the Nile and The Golden Goblet both by Eloise Jarvis McGraw and a new to us book Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones.
The increased writing this year has been a challenge not so much for content but from the sheer effort in physically producing written work. Although Iddy "graduated" from occupational therapy a few years ago, fine motor activities still strain her. She is due for a OT check up soon as we transition to middle school aged work.
I was intrigued by her outright enthusiasm for studying Ancient Egyptian and Middle Eastern Mythologies this year after her flat out refusal to do any work last year relating to Norse Mythologies.
It has been a enjoyable block thus far.
In order to reduce the physical side of the work a bit we have used quite a few printables this block. Mainly from History on the Net but also from Practical Pages (because you can NOT have enough paper dolls) and Activity Village.
Ferdinand was once again miffed that Iddy's blocks were "better" than his so I rearranged his schedule so that his second Old Testament Block coincides with Iddy's Ancient Egypt block, they mesh well and he seems appeased.
The first week has been successful though she just flew through her books, I will have to find some new chapter books for her ...any suggestions?