CTG - Weeks 2 & 3

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Because I didn't want to mess with the tape measure...

Unread post by sojen » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:42 am

We are in week 2 of CTG and today's lesson said to measure the ark. I remembered that I use http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ to calculate my running routes, so I thought it would be useful for measuring the ark also. I converted 437 feet (the length of the ark) to 0.083 miles and tracked from my house to the neighbor down the street. Now I know where to mark the road. You may have to fiddle with this website to get the hang of it, but once you do there is no stopping how much you can track!
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Re: Because I didn't want to mess with the tape measure...

Unread post by beaglemamma2008 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:00 pm

jasntas wrote:
Julie in MN wrote:I suppose you'll have fewer strange looks from the neighbors, because you won't be taking a measuring tape all down the road :)
I was thinking the same thing. We measured something similar for K or ADV (I forget now) and I remember thinking how odd we must look to the neighbors.
We did get some strange looks from an older man across the street (probably because we had to measure so far that we ended up in his yard as well as ours 8[] ), but it ended up leading to a neat conversation about Noah and the Bible in general. Pretty cool when God can take a simple school project and turn it into an opportunity to share with those we live closest to!

BUT ... I do think your idea sounds great, Jen! And truth be told, if I had known about that site last year, I probably would have taken advantage of it! ;)
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Re: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3

Unread post by RachelT » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:28 pm

Hello! I posted pictures of our Rosh Hashanah celebration, complete with honey loaf and apples dipped in honey. You can find the post on my blog by clicking on the link below.

http://rachelsreflections-rachelt.blogs ... weeks.html
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CTG - books of the Old Testament quiz?

Unread post by Julie - Staff » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:17 pm

amelasky wrote:I am needing a "quiz" to see if daughter has the books memorized. Don't have time to type something up so I was going to see if anyone here knew of one.
Thanks,
Annie
Postby cbollin » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:43 am
ideas:
ask her to say the names out loud in order?

Sing the various songs out there with the names.

Did you make the notecards like is suggested in week 3, Thursday? could you play a game with those notes cards to see if she can put them in order, or can you let her read the table of contents of Bible and put the cards in order?

Can you
ask her to look closely at the cards
cover her eyes a moment
pick a card up from her line up and
ask which one is missing?

Can you say the names of a few books and toss in names of other books (like NT books and just books) and see if she knows "Old Testament or no, not the OT"

Postby doubleportion » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:57 pm
We used those printable cards at http://www.ebibleteacher.com/children/c ... hcards.htm and I had dd place them in order on the floor. She also wrote them out in list form on paper for handwriting practice and spelling and that also allowed me to check for proper memorization.

Postby Julie in MN » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:07 pm
For the final "quiz" I just opened my Bible to the table of contents and asked my son to recite them. Then in my manual when it said to test him, I'd write his score. That way he didn't have to spell them :)

If you wanted to make a worksheet, could you just copy-paste a list of the books of the Bible onto a Word file, mix them up, and have her put them back in order? Wikipedia and other websites surely would generate a little list for you.

For a harder test, just give her a blank piece of lined paper and ask her to list them from memory.

For a cuter/prettier worksheet, you might do a google search for worksheets. A quick one came up with these, but I'm sure there are more and better ones if I spent more time:
amelasky wrote:Thanks for your help! I printed out a form for her to write the books in order on. We used the little flashcards for her to put them in order and use to help her spell them. I was so proud of her! She only missed TWO!

So excited to see how much that she is learning.

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Lifesized ark

Unread post by Julie in MN » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:59 pm

There was a kind of fun article in the Answers In Genesis newsletter this week, called "Has Noah’s Ark Been Found in Kentucky?" Apparently the next big AIG project is a LIFE sized ark!

Kids might like to read a bit about it online here:
http://www.answersingenesis.org/article ... n-kentucky
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Re: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3

Unread post by MelissaB » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:19 pm

Thor Heyerdahl: Week 3

We didn't have a children's-length biography at our library about Thor Heyerdahl, who built an ancient Egyptian reed boat and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean(!), so we looked him up online & found this website:

http://www.greatdreams.com/thor.htm

The interviews with him at the bottom of the site page are very interesting, too. He went on amazing adventures! :)

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Re: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3

Unread post by MelissaB » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:14 pm

Rosh Hashanah meal

We just finished Week 3 of C2G - what a wonderful day!! We spent the late afternoon preparing bread, making Honey Cake loaves, and preparing for the evening meal. Like our preparations on the Sabbath (week 1), we made and kneaded bread together - but this week was much easier! Our oldest daughter put a white tablecloth with lace trimming on the table, while our youngest placed the cloth napkins and our finest forks. We've discovered we love red grape juice(!), though it's a little pricey. :) After we lit the candle, my husband prayed for blessings over our girls. We passed the apple slices dipped in honey around and hoped for a "sweet" year ahead, then thanked the Lord for the bread and juice. Our interpretations of the holiday may not be up to par with real tradition, but our family is enjoying it so much & learning so much at the same time!
Here are a few alterations we made to the evening meal from Celebrating Biblical Feasts:
1.) Samon - Being from the South, we chose catfish (without the head, thank you!), but used the seasonings in the recipe - Delish'!
2.) We made 2 round loaves of bread, and placed "Jacob's ladder" on 1, and the 2 birds on the other. (Although, our birds didn't turn out that great...My husband thought they were pigs, which is very non-Hebrew!)
3.) I recommend cutting the Honey Cakes recipe in 1/2, and making just one loaf instead of two. (Only b/c our family didn't like it that much.)
4.) Green Beans - we cooked them in chicken broth w/ fresh onion.
5.) Tomatoes & Cucumbers were yummy together with just salt.

Did I mention how much we love doing MFW? Such a blessing! :-)

Hope all of your families enjoy your Rosh Hashanah celebration as much as our family!
In Christ,
Melissa
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Re: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3

Unread post by trinabambina » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:09 pm

Thinking Putty!!

We just finished week 3 and got to the cuneiform activity...the kids had their Thinking Putty out to play with while I did the reading and so we just used that to do the activity. We tried Popsicle sticks and toothpicks and it was interesting to see the difference in the two. We also tried the top-to-bottom writing vs the side-to-side writing and it was easy to see why they changed.
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Re: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3

Unread post by lpmorris » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:24 am

I stumbled onto this link when we were studying technology/inventions of Mesopotamia. We didn't go through all the items, but some are worth perusing. http://seekonk.sharpschool.com/webquest ... esopotamia
Blessings,
lisa

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Vivaldi - Classics for Kids Web Site

Unread post by jasntas » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:38 am

This neat web site was posted about over on the MFW Yahoo group today. http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showview.asp?ID=1

I played the 6 minute radio show 'About Antonio Vivaldi' for my kids this afternoon and they asked for more. I then played the next one 'Poetry and Sound Effects in Vivaldi's Spring Concerto' and they were still asking for more but we needed to move on. They enjoyed this much more than the bio CD.

Bach and Handel are also featured on this site along with many others. I have it bookmarked and have a sticky note in my TM to remind me to use this site when we get to these composers as well.

I just thought I'd pass it on. :)

BTW, does anyone know of any free notebooking pages for these composers? I thought about making my own but figured if they are already out there I wouldn't have to. :)
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Re: Vivaldi - Classics for Kids Web Site

Unread post by cbollin » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:16 am

I used that same site's biography pages.
here is one example with whoever it is
http://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/bio.asp?id=49

then printed that page for the composer
and added our own sentences after that.

I'm sure someone has better stuff, but there is one solution from the same site.

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Re: Vivaldi - Classics for Kids Web Site

Unread post by momma2boys » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:02 am

I'm doing something similar to Crystal for our notebook pages. I found a fun book at the library (listed under week 2 of recommended resources in the TM) titled, Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought). I copied the nice big picture of each composer that we'll be studying this year and then I'm having my son color it in and write a couple of sentences on the back of the page.

Thanks for sharing the website! We're going to use it today for Vivaldi.
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Re: Vivaldi - Classics for Kids Web Site

Unread post by Julie in MN » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:21 pm

Cyndi (AZ) wrote:
momma2boys wrote:I found a fun book at the library (listed under week 2 of recommended resources in the TM) titled, Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought).
My dd LOVES that book. She took her tracing paper and drew (traced) the composers. Turned out awesome!
Our library had that one on an audiobook, too.
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WK 3 - ANCIENT WORLD start

Unread post by MelissaB » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:10 pm

Hi, all -

Don't forget about the Usborne Internet Link that works with your ANCIENT WORLD book. It's great!!

http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com


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Re: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3

Unread post by DS4home » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:37 am

Week 2
I followed someone's idea in week 1 to offer snacks related to our lessons. It was great fun, so I thought I'd try to see what snacks I could find to go with this week. We had cut apple slices while reading about Adam and Eve on Tuesday. Wednesday we had Sour Patch Kids candy for Cain and Abel's lesson. Thursday we had animal crackers for Noah.

Week 3
I found a candy package of rainbow striped Airheads that we enjoyed for Monday's reading about the rainbow. We had dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets to go with our readings from Dinosaurs of Eden. Of course Thursday we get to eat cookies with the Cuneiform Project. That's all I came up with for this week.

Having fun!

Dawn
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CTG Timeline for Week 3

Unread post by ArkArmyWife » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:34 am

We were researching possible dates for the Tower of Babel and found this page on the Answers in Genesis website. http://www.answersingenesis.org/article ... real-event. It is helpful for those who take a conservative, literal view of scripture. It also suggests dates for creation and the flood.

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The four Seasons sonnets

Unread post by Kab » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:41 am

Morning all,

I thought I would pass on some information I found about Vivaldi "four Seasons"

http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/part2/vivaldi01.html
These sonnets were published along with the music for The Four Seasons (which Vivaldi composed based on four paintings of the seasons by Marco Ricci. The poems are generally thought to be written by Vivaldi himself -- based on comments he made in the margins of his sheet music, but there is some question over the attribution.
I also found a Video recording of "The Creation" by Haydn performed by The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Choir. This was a very nice bit of work and a great way to spend a quite middle of the day and middle of the week afternoon when everyone is a little bit tired out.

Have a good day.
Kim
MelissaB wrote:We LOVE Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and Haydn's "Creation." Thank you for sharing the helpful link. :)
Julie in MN wrote:Kim,
That's so cool. I never knew there were poems written alongside. The poems help describe what the music is expressing.

And the music is great. I love the expressiveness of the conductor (John Nelson).
You are most welcome. Glad you enjoyed them.
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Cuneiforms (CTG - Weeks 2)

Unread post by Julie - Staff » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:39 pm

A video that gives a quick, 1-minute summary of cuneiform writing alongside quite a few good visual examples.
When you scroll down using the side-bar, you get a printed transcript of the words on the video.

At the Museum of the Bible website (new Washington DC exhibit).
Cuneiform Earliest Known Writing System: https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/m ... 2966101557

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