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Friday, April 25, 2008

A Light Has Come On!

I love it when I can see a light come on in my children's understanding. It is exciting to me when they really 'get' something. It is one of the big perks of Homeschooling, in my opinion. :)

As you know, we have been Tapestry of Grace Year 1 Unit 1. We have been studying Ancient Egypt, which has been fascinating to say the least. Well, I read the story of Moses in Exodus 1-5 when we started studying the Pharaohs and the lights started coming on.

As we were studying the Pharaohs, the girls started making connections about the things they already knew about Egypt. For instance, the pyramids are actually real and were built by the Egyptians! Simple, I know, but they understood it.

THEN, while I was reading Exodus, one of the girls shot up her hand and exclaimed that the Pharaoh in the Bible story was the same one that was in our history book. 'MOSES *KNEW* A PHARAOH'!!!! It was a HUGE moment for them to see history come alive alongside the Bible. It was a monumental moment in our house that day.

Since this discovery, there has been an extra push to learn more history and to read more of the Exodus story. What better desire could there be from an education than the desire to study the Bible?


Mrs. Edwards said...

That is so exciting!

Kristine said...

I am SO glad to hear that TOG has started off so terrifically at your house!!!! What a blessing for ALL of you, and what a blessing for you to ALL be able to enjoy it!!

As a child, the Bible seemed like a bunch of fictional stories, certainly never fitting into history as we learned it in school. It is such a privilege to be able to teach our children at home...

Laura in MO said...

How wonderful. I love hearing about your experiences with TOG.