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Passover

“And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall deep it a feast to the Lord thoughout your generations, ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.”  Exodus 12:14

Today in our homeschool, we did a one day unit study of Passover.  I found some excellent links for us and am sharing them with you.

The Passover of the Death Angel from the prince of Egypt

We baked unleavened  bread (this is not the traditional Passover bread, but communion bread).  It was very good, and we will be baking this again.

Make Your Own Unleavened Bread with your Children!

Author: Blessedbeyondadoubt.com
Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  30 mins
Total time:  40 mins
Serves: a lot
This makes a lot. Plenty for approx 150 members.
Ingredients
  • 3 c Wheat Flour
  • 1 t Salt
  • ½ c Honey
  • 1 c Crisco Shortening
  • ½ -3/4 t Water
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Mix in shortening with fork.
  3. Add Honey and water and knead for five (5) minutes.
  4. Divide in half and roll out onto greased 5” pan (approximately ½” thick).
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350o F.

Passover information and printables from a Christian perspective for our notebooking:  http://homeschoolgiveaways.com/2013/03/free-passover-printables-deals/

And the Maccabeats:

So long ago the Israelites in Egypt held this feast to be saved from death and to look forward to when they would be delivered out of bondage.  Today, we celebrate Passover knowing that Jesus was our “Passover Lamb”.  He is the one that has delivered us from our bondage to sin.  He has saved us from death and given us eternal life.

passoverbetty jo

It’s Going to Be a Good Week

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is that we do not have to stick to a preset schedule.  If we want to veer off the “common core” path, we can.  That’s exactly what I have planned for this week.

As I looked at all the different special days to possibly acknowledge, I decided it best if we just have a special kind of week of learning and put our middle ages studies on hold.

This is Holy Week so everyday we will follow what Jesus did these days so long ago.  And,

March 25 – Passover (Exodus chapter 12 and we’ll be making unleavened bread and boiling eggs to dye then eat), and Tolkien Reading Day (everyone is already reading other selections, but we haven’t seen the Hobbit yet)

March 26 – “Make Up Your Own Holiday Day” (I wonder what the kids will come up with?  I’m thinking, “Kids Doing Mom’s Chores Day”!)

March 27 – Robert Frost’s birthday, 1874 (poetry and biography notebooking)

March 28 – (Don’t laugh, even though I did) “Weed Appreciation Day” (the younger boys can go through our collection of herbal remedy books, but I think I’ll have the older two debate legalization of marijuana).  And it’s “National Black Forest Cake Day” (I’m trying not to laugh again, but for someone else this might go hand in hand with the side effects of appreciating weed) – we have never made a Black Forest Cake, so maybe we’ll give it a try.   And even more special than weeds and Black Forest Cake, it’s B14’s birthday!  (he may not want Black Forest Cake)

March 28 – Good Friday – We’ll have to decide on a movie (Passion of the Christ, The Jesus Film, Story Behind the Cross) and we’ll try making Hot Cross buns.

It’s going to be a good week!  I hope you will have one too.

betty jo

 

 

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