There's been talk of garnets, emeralds, diamonds & rubies intermingled with strains from the song "Lord, You are More Precious than Silver" around Russell Homestead! We've been learning about jewels as we study the letter J. The theme of the week has been that Jesus is more valuable than anything else - even jewels.
We began the week by learning what jewels are and names of jewels. We pretended our connecting cubes were jewels (the green were emeralds, the red were rubies, etc.) and I had the boys string them in patterns.
Next, we "made" our own jewels from soft clay. We rolled the clay into small balls and poked a pencil through them to make a hole for stringing. We allowed them to dry for a day, and then strung them. Again, we talked about what jewels are the different colors can be.
We enjoyed reading Revelation 21:19-21 that lists the jewels in the foundations of heaven. The boys were very fascinated with the idea of a gate made of a single pearl. We talked about how pearls are formed and about the parable where the man sold all he had for the "pearl of great price" (Matthew 13:45-46).
It was a fun unit, and now we are on to butterflies (complete with raising our own Painted Lady butterflies)!
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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