In the Bible, the girls learned that Jacob's son Joseph was sold and sent to Egypt, but kept his faith even while in prison, and became second in command to Pharaoh himself. One of the projects in the Heart of Dakota kindergarten curriculum was to make an Egyptian collar out of a paper plate.
To make the historical timeline (which doesn't have dates at this point, we're just focusing on B.C. and A.D. for now), I bought white posterboard and cut it into thirds (roughly, I'm not a measurer). Then I googled "free printable" for various time periods, and printed them onto cardstock. When my printer stopped working a couple of weeks ago, I just started drawing cartoon figures directly onto the cardstock for the girls to color. Then we cut them out and tape them into place. I happen to have a large wall with nothing on it, so we have plenty of space to stretch out the timeline across the room. Such is the decor of a homeschooling family.
Our Bible verse of the week is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
In math, Buttercup worked on the concepts of "greater than" and "less than".
We rounded out the week with a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden to see the Monarch Butterfly exhibit (next post) and worked on an autumn unit study. Now we're off to our homeschool group's Fall Festival!