- I'm Julie, the Creekside Momma. I homeschool my 7 and 5 year olds while my toddler hurls Matchbox cars at my head. I blog to stay sane. Thanks for stopping by. Sorry the house is a wreck.
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The Creekside Kids
Firefly, he’s 7.
The Queen Bee, she’s 5.
Love Bug, he’s 3.
Category Archives: Ancient History
The Phoenicians used a certain type of snail from the sea, in a particularly stinky process, to extract minute amounts of purple dye. The dye was used to color fabric, usually made into clothing for royalty, since the dye was … Continue reading
Next up in our ancient history studies is Ancient Phoenicia (Chapter 15 in Story of the World, if you’re following along). The ancient Phoenicians lived in Canaan, what is now modern day Lebanon. They were accomplished traders for their time, … Continue reading
I have so many fun things planned for the Creekside kiddos and, of course, I’ll be posting them on the blog, but here’s a sneak preview. My kindergarten-aged daughter, The Queen Bee, adores her favorite story characters, so I’ve been … Continue reading
This weeks’ ancient history studies found us learning about some amazing people in ancient Egyptian history: King Tutankhamen, otherwise known as King Tut, and Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharoah. The kids were fascinated with them both. Tutankhamen became a pharoah … Continue reading
Next up in our ancient history studies is the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (chapter 12 in Story of the World, Ancients), which dates from 2040 to about 1720 BCE. The Egyptians invaded the Kingdom of Nubia during this time. Nubia … Continue reading
Next stop on our ancient history adventures has taken us to Africa. We’ve really enjoyed the stories about Anansi the Spider. One story is included in the Story of the World Text. In addition, we’ve read Gerald McDermott’s Caldcott Honor … Continue reading
I wanted to do an easy, spidery craft with the kids, using what we had around the house, rather than making yet another trip to the craft store. They’re getting to know me there, and it feels kind of like … Continue reading