Wednesday, April 18, 2018

HelpTeaching.Com (A Homeschool Crew Review)

For the last few weeks, members of the Crew have been reviewing the Help Teaching Pro subscription from HelpTeaching.com, an online-based platform for teachers that supplies printable tests, activities, lessons, and games for students of all academic levels Grades K-12.

What Is HelpTeaching.com and The HelpTeaching Pro Subscription?

HelpTeaching.com is an online based library offering access to thousands of pre-made worksheets, activities, and tests for K-12.  The website offers a free standard membership that allows users limited access to their TestMaker application.  The Test Maker allows users to create printable tests with up to 10 questions for their students.  However, the Help Teaching Pro Subscription ($39/yr) not only gives members the ability to make much longer tests (up to 100 questions in length), it allows those tests to be administered online and can include images and diagrams, which the free membership does not.  It also allows members to search a database of pre-made questions and answers to include in their tests.

The Test Maker offers the options of multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false style questions, and open-ended questions as well as advanced math and science equations that can be used for testing material.   This variety of question styles allows for the user to create custom tests on any variety of subjects.  If questions on a particular subject does not exist in the question library, users can create and save their own questions to be used. 

In addition, Pro membership also gives members access to a library of premade premium content covering Engish Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. More than 3000 various worksheets are available for members to use for grades K-12.  Also available is a variety of self-paced video lessons for Middle School and High School Students. 

How Did We Use It:

More than anything else, I found that the Test Maker to be a valuable tool for my family.  The curriculum that we are currently using doesn't offer weekly tests, so I liked being able to log in and create a test with questions based on the materials that we had been working on.  I was able to sit down on Thursday night, look over the materials we learned that week, and pull questions and answers based on the materials we covered.

One of our Columbus Tests
Sometimes, I was able to pull questions from the library of questions that Help Teaching Pro offered. For example, in question 6 above, I was able to easily add a question regarding the compass rose into our weekly test.

However, I found their library of questions to be fairly limited.  For example, the keywords Christopher Columbus and New World when searched for grades K-5th grades only generated 4 questions total.

Many subjects that I looked up generated little to no results and so I found it much easier to just create my own questions instead of using the library.

I didn't have much more luck with the worksheet library. I will say, they do offer a large amount of worksheets for ELA and Math, however, their other subjects lack.  For example,  the Science worksheets is very bare bones.  Earth Science is limited to 5 worksheets total.

However, we did find a pretty decent worksheet that we used for the Phases of the Moon which I was able to use to check to see if the kids understood the lesson we had done.

Overall, I think the TestMaker is a great tool and holds value, but I personally didn't get much from the worksheets or the video lessons (which are for older students).

For more information about HelpTeaching.com and the Help Teaching Pro Subscription, be sure to visit their website or click the banner below to read the Crew's reviews.  Also, HelpTeaching.com can be found on the following social media sites:

Help Teaching Pro. {HelpTeaching.com Reviews}

Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekend Meal Planning

It's that time again.  The time where I sit at my computer for about two hours, figuring out what to feed the members of my tribe, make the grocery list so that I can buy all the ingredients needed for all those yummy recipes.

There are a few repeats on my list this time around.  When I made the Navy Bean soup, I made a huge pot of it.. Half of that pot went into a freezer bag and put into the freezer, making a quick and easy dinner repeat that I can just toss in a crock pot.  Also on repeat is the Cheeseburger Casserole. My husband was so pleased with that particular dish that he has asked for it to be repeated.

Also, this time around we will be shopping for twenty meals.  Our next paycheck falls on Monday next time around but I wouldn't be able to head to the grocery store until that Saturday. Since it's cheaper to shop at Aldi's as opposed to the Commissary, I will just get an extra few days of meals this time around to get us to the weekend. 

Sunday (4/15)
chicken fried Hamburger steaks with green beans and mashed potatoes

Monday (4/16)

Tuesday (4/17)
Taco Pizzas  (Recipe found on my blog)

Wednesday (4/18)
Italian Skillet over Rice with Salad 

Thursday (4/19)

Friday (4/20)
Mongolian Beef with Brown Rice and broccoli slaw

Saturday (4/21)
Picnic with Wraps and chips (Hiking at Red Rock Canyon)

Sunday (4/22)
Baked Parmesan panko pork chops with roasted asparagus

Monday (4/23)
Caprese Sandwich (Grilled Cheese for kids) with chips

Tuesday (4/24)
Korean Steak Tacos with chips and salsa

Wednesday (4/25
Cheeseburger casserole with salad and broccoli

Thursday (4/26)
Navy Bean Soup (leftover in freezer)

Friday (4/27)
Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil with green beans (fish sticks and fries for kids)

Saturday (4/28)
Sausage and Peppers with Mashed Potatoes

Sunday (4/29)
Tuna Noodle Skillet Casserole

Monday (4/30)

Tuesday (5/1)
chicken and dirty rice with broccoli

Wednesday (5/2)
Chicken Parmesan Wrap with Steamed Broccoli and Carrots

Thursday (5/3)
Panda Express

Friday (5/4)

Princess Cut (A Homeschool Crew Review)

I am going to admit to you one of my guilty pleasures.  Are you ready?  When I am wanting some along time, away from the kids and my husband, I lay down in a dark room and vegetate without anyone bothering me and I watch cheesy romantic movies.  I like the predictability, the happily ever after endings.  But even more so, I tend to find myself watching those movies produced by independent Christian based production companies because I'll be honest, I get tired of all the sexual content that's currently found on cable television.  I want a nice, sweet love story that focuses on feelings and building lasting relationships rather than a story based on getting drunk and "hooking up".

When I was given the opportunity to review Princess Cut by Watchman Pictures, I knew it would be right up my ally because it was by an independant Christian production company. So I told the kids I was having a "mommy needs a quiet night", curled up under the warm covers of my bed, popped in my headphones and pressed play.  Turns out,  I already had this movie marked on my watchlist on one of my subscription services and once I started watching it, I discovered I had already watched this movie in the past.

About the Movie

Princess Cut follows the story of Grace Anderson, a young woman in her 20's who lives on her family's Carolina farm. Like most young women, Grace dreams of the day when a man will drop to one knee, slip a princess cut diamond ring upon her finger and ask her to be his wife.  This desire clouds her judgment in her choice of a partner as well as creates feelings of chaos in her life and her relationships with those around her.  It isn't until she accepts that her timing and God's timing are not necessarily the same that the pieces fall into place. She ultimately learned that "True Love is Worth the Wait".

This movie features talent that those who watch movies produced by Christian based production companies should recognize.  Ashley Bratcher, who following Princess Cut moved on to be in the movies War Room and 90 Minutes in Heaven, stars as Grace.  Rusty Martin Sr (War Room, Courageous and Sons of our Fathers) fills the roll of her father, Jim Anderson while Mimi Sagadin (Return to the Hiding Place) plays mother Katherine.  Other talent includes Jenn Gotzon Chandler (Love Different), Joseph Gray, Cory Assink, and Evan Brinkman (Stranger Things).

Princess Cut is produced by Paul Munger and was written by Paul and Sheilah Munger.  The runtime of this movie is 97 minutes.

What I thought of the Movie?

I had previously watched this movie on one of my other "hide in the bedroom with headphones and my Kindle" night and had enjoyed it at that time.  That had been some time back, so I didn't realize right away that I had seen this movie when I started watching it until I had gotten a bit into it and recognized what was going on with the story.  Even knowing how it ends, I enjoyed watching it the second time.

This is a movie that will appeal more to those with more traditional, conservative values when it comes to relationships, both when looking for a mate as well as with our families.  Grace deals with many adult issues, such as the pressure to bring a relationship to a level she's not ready for as well as feeling she needs to hide aspects of her relationship from her parents. There is also one scene where she is given advice from a "professional" who tells her to try a "Practice Marriage". 

A few who watch this movie might take offense at the idea of a father having any influence these days over who his daughter chooses to marry.  Some may view this as very old-fashioned or archaic in ideology, especially in today's society where men having any influence over a woman's life is a very volatile subject. Personally, I have no problem with this and feel that one of the biggest problems with relationships today is that we lead with our hearts rather than our heads, whereas a parent is able to see the flaws in a person/relationship that we cannot see for ourselves because of being "love blinded".

Overall, I personally think this is a great movie with an important message for young women who feel they "need" to find someone to spend their lives with. I would highly recommend it, both for a platform for discussions about healthy relationships with our daughters as well as just to watch for a love story with a great moral lesson and nothing you would half to fast forward though.

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Princess Cut {Watchman Pictures Reviews}

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

First Form Latin ( A Homeschool Crew Review)

Memoria Press is one of those companies that has become a staple in the homeschool community.  Offering a large array of curriculum for all grade levels, Memoria Press offers enough for homeschool families to provide a solid Christian based education from Kindergarten through High school.  But for our family, one particular subject really stands out from the rest when it comes to Memoria Press - their Latin Courses.

Ashleigh had recently completed Prima Latina, Memoria Press's introductory course to the Latin Language for younger grade students, so we jumped at the chance to continue her learning with the First Form Latin Complete Set.

About First Form Latin

First Form Latin is designed for students grades 4-9th, depending on the situation in which it is being used.   This course is a great follow up for younger students who have already completed Prima Latina or Latina Christiana (like Ashleigh has done) or as an introductory course to Latin for older students (6th-9th).

Most of Memoria Press's Latin courses are written by Cheryl Lowe and follows a Trivium learning path - grammar, logic and rhetoric learning.  In the first stage of learning (Prima Latina thru Fourth Form Latin),  students memorize Latin grammar and vocabulary words to create the foundation needed to progress to the Logic and Rhetoric stages of learning.   The Logic stage brings mastery of syntax and translation skills and the final stage, rhetoric has students reading Latin literature such as Ovid, Caesar, and Vergil.

First Form Latin focuses on grammar and vocabulary. Upon finishing this course, the student will have learned 185 vocabulary words and will have mastered six indicative active tenses of the first two verb conjugations, five noun declensions and the first and second declension adjectives.  These goals are accomplished using recitation and review of the materials learned.

What We Received 

There are eight different components that make up the First Form Latin program.  The easiest way to describe how this program works would be to tell you about each component and how they fit into the program.

Instructional DVD Set - This set contains the three DVDs of video instruction for the course.   Each lesson is taught by Highlands Latin School teacher Glen Moore.  The set contains over 9 hours of video for the course with each individual lesson taking roughly 15-20 minutes to watch.

Pronunciation Audio CD - This is an audio only cd that provides proper pronunciation without being tied to a DVD player or computer screen.  Glen Moore will recite the vocabulary and phrases in both Latin and English and then the listener can recite the Latin in response. This is a great way to get more practice while in the car after watching the DVD lesson ( note: the CD contains only the vocabulary and cannot be used in place of the lessons).

Student Text - This 121-page softback text is written by Cheryl Lowe and breaks down the course into five units with 6-7 lessons per unit (34 lessons in total), as well as an Appendices consisting of addition prayers, Latin sayings, oral drills and a vocabulary index.  Each lesson is spread over two facing pages, placing all vocabulary, charts, and material (including diagrams and even artwork or maps) directly in front of the student without the need to flip between pages.  I should also note, this text is small (9x7.5in) and lightweight, making it convenient to carry in purse or backpack for lessons on the go.

An example of a lesson form the Student Text
Student Workbook - This 192 page, spiral bound, softback consumable workbook contains the activities for each lesson.  Each lesson's work breaks down to 5-6 pages of worksheets containing review questions, grammar and word studies, drills and enrichment activities that allow students to put what they learned in the video/text lesson onto paper.

Flash Card Set - A set of 235 individual cards that each contain one Latin phrase and vocabulary word along with its English translation.  These 3.5 x 2.5-inch cards give a quick and easy way to review learned material both in the home classroom setting as well as on the go.

Quizzes & Test Book - This 95-page softback book contains individual quizzes to follow each lesson as well as Unit review tests.  These quizzes and tests are reproducible to be used by multiple students or if you would just prefer not to have the student write in the book. I personally found this to be a good thing for the first few weeks because I had to allow Ashleigh to have a "retake" day. This allowed me to just copy and print directly from the booklet and give her quizzes as a handout instead of having her mark up the quiz itself.  This booklet contains no answers, so older students can easily work from the book directly to keep all quizzes and tests in one place.

Teacher Key - This 152-page spiral bound softcover book contains the answers to each of the worksheets in the Student Workbook, as well as the answers to all the quizzes and tests found in the Quizzes and Test book.  The book uses a landscape layout with two worksheets from the Student Workbook on each page. The worksheets are reproduced "inset style" with the answers to the questions printed in bright blue over an exact reproduction of the workbook page, making it super easy to place the answer key next to the student workbook and check the student's work without hunting a number and answer as used in some answer keys.  I REALLY like this as my poor eyes aren't as good as they once were.

Teachers Manual -  This121 page softcover book lays out each lessons instruction in one convenient book.  The entire student text is included in "inset" style (with answers to oral drills and questions printed in bright blue) as well as notes and tips to help reinforce the learned material.  This manual makes it easy for a parent who has never taken a Latin course to easily and effectively guide students through their lessons and explanations are included throughout to help the teacher understand what is being taught both in the text and videos.

How We Used It/What We Thought

Latin First Form consists of four parts per lesson.  First students complete the actual lesson by watching the video with Mr. Moore as well as reading the Student Text. Next, students begin to use the material that they learned from the lesson by working through the worksheets in the Student Workbook.  Oral Drills through the week (using both the drills found in the student workbook as well as using the flashcards) help to prepare the student for the final part - the weekly quiz or comprehensive unit test.

Since Ashleigh is on the lower end of the recommended grade level for First Form Latin, we found that a one week schedule wasn't working for us.  Each week contains a good chunk of information, combining grammar and vocabulary (which Ashleigh was used to from doing Prima Latina) but the addition of verb conjugation was a bit of a struggle for her to handle in only 5 days.  Because of this, we found it much easier to instead cover each lesson over the course of 2 weeks, giving her time to focus on the new vocabulary for the first week and then the conjugation of those new (but now familiar) words the second week. This works well for us.

Video Lessons taught by Glen Moore
Ashleigh was initially upset to see that Cheryl Lowe did not teach the video portion of the course, as she had become accustomed to seeing her each week with Prima Latina. However, she did quickly adjust to Mr. Moore and his teaching style.  Mr. Moore is plenty enthusiastic about the subject and is able to draw Ashleigh into the lesson both on the DVD as well as the vocabulary CD, which avoids her losing focus and zoning out.

One thing Ashleigh really likes is that the workbook has plenty of room for writing, even for her. When needed, Ashleigh can have really neat handwriting, but when she works on Latin, she tends to focus on the material more so than her writing, and neatness falls by the wayside. Even with this, the areas for writing are more than accommodating for her larger than normal letters.

Another thing that we have really enjoyed is the flashcards.  We already had the Latina Christiana set that came with the Prima Latina course and had made a habit of using them as often as possible.  With each lesson and the addition of a new "Practical Latin" phrase or a new set of vocabulary words, we add new cards into our deck of what we already know so that Ashleigh can not only review her new words but previously learned words as well.

Ashleigh and her large bag of Latin Vocabulary

This also gives Ashleigh a very visible proof of just how much she has learned in what really amounts to a short period of time.

Ashleigh absolutely loves her Latin course and this is one of the very few classes that she tells me we have to do, rather than the other way around.

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For more information about the various curriculum that Memoria Press offers in addition to First Form Latin, be sure to visit their website.  You can also find more information at the following social media websites:

Members of the Crew had the option to review other items from Memoria Press, including a Music Appreciation course, two levels of Traditional Spelling, and six different levels of Latin.  Be sure to click the banner below and read their reviews and find a Memoria Press curriculum you didn't know you needed.

Spelling, Music Appreciation & Latin {Memoria Press Reviews}

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Creation Illustrated (A Homeschool Crew Review)

I tend to like unit studies.  The idea of having everything all in one, incorporating various subjects like science, language arts, social studies, and math all into one convenient package really appeals to me.

So when we were given the opportunity to review two unit studies from Creation Illustrated, my interest was indeed peaked.  Members of the crew were given the opportunity to review two unit studies :  Snow Unit Study and a study on Pine Trees.

We have a pine tree that sits outside our home.  Since the day we have moved into this home, that pine tree has been an important aspect to our everyday family life.  Its limbs have provided perches for hummingbirds as we observed them closer, it's sturdy roots and trunk have assisted in science experiments and it's long pine needles have been a part of nature and art studies.  Even the pine cones that fall from this tree have had it's lasting influence on the name of this blog, as Garrett use to collect so many of those pine cones that they became manipulatives in our early learning.

Because this tree has been so influential in our lives,  we decided to jump into learning about pine trees.

The Creation Unit study for Pine Trees is intended for grades 5-8.  However, there is a discrepancy in regards to this targeted grade range: while the website states grades 3-8, the unit study itself stated 5th-8th. After looking at the material, I'm more inclined to believe 5-8.  While the kids are slightly below this grade level, we were still able to work through the unit study together, they just required a bit of extra help.

Finding unit studies that tackle science from a Creation science aspect is rare. Both of these studies are written from the viewpoint of Creation science and use Biblical teachings as a platform.  Creation Illustrated's mission statement is to "share the wonders of God's creation by revealing fresh insights of His infinite wisdom, gentle touch, undeniable justice, redeeming love, and flawless design..."

I started by simply printing two copies of the first 13 pages of the unit study.  The full download consists of a 16 page PDF, however, three pages are the answer key to the various activities included. The first page of the study material has clickable links for outside links, such as articles and videos, where the actual material to be learned can be found.

 Once printed, I could simply staple them together and punch holes in them to include in the kid's daily packet of paperwork.

The 13 page study consists of 10 pages of activities that include a Bible study, vocabulary and word study,  a geography activity to locate where particular species of pine trees grow, a science study on how to identify pine trees by their needles, bark and pine cones, and even some math activities involving the Fibonacci sequence.

Ashleigh working on identifying various species of pine trees
This study also introduced us to Creation Illustrated Magazine, a quarterly periodical for all ages.  This was a periodical that I had not previously been familiar with. Part of the reading involved with the unit study had us reading an article entitled The Enduring Pine Tree, where we learned about the two oldest living trees on the planet - a pair of Great Basin bristlecone pine trees located in here in California.  Originally believed to be the oldest living thing on earth, the first tree, Methuselah is believed to be roughly 4,849 years old.  Later, scientists discovered that a nearby tree was actually older than Methuselah and is estimated to be 5,067 years old.

We read this article along with many others together out loud, enjoying the amazing photographs that accompanied each article. As this particular magazine was the Fall 2017 digital issue, we were able to read the article about the total solar eclipse that we had the opportunity to see last year.  We were in a paved parking lot of a convention center when we observed the eclipse, so we weren't able to observe the reaction of wildlife to the event.  So reading this article was really interesting to us.  It turned out to be a really enjoyable magazine for our family to read.  We were also given access to a free copy of the Winter 2018 digital issue of Creation Illustrated as well, as the article "Intricacy of Snow” is used with the Snow unit study.

Ashleigh recently had to memorize all the books of the Bible for Awana so the Bible study activity allowed her the opportunity to use her tablet to look up the required verses.  Ash did a great job looking them up and reading them out loud for Garrett to listen to and then we were all able to work together to complete the activity.
Researching Bible Verses on the tablet for the Pine Tree Bible Study

Working together on a word find activity.

But probably the best sign that a unit study works is when the kids take what they learn and apply it to what they observe outside the classroom.  For my kids, this meant heading outdoors for a nature walk and checking out the various pine and fir trees around the base.  The kids began taking the time to notice the amount and style of needles on the trees as well as if the cones produced seeds or airborne spores.  It's been lots of fun watching them discover a tree they hadn't noticed before and run up and start evaluating it.

While we have not yet begun working on the Snow unit study,  I have looked over it and it appears it will be equally as interesting for the kids. The Snow study follows the same format as the Pine Tree study, consisting of 13 pages of activities, links to videos and articles, Bible studies, math problems, and geography.  It's just really hard to for the kids to imagine snow when we live in an arid desert.

We really enjoyed the way this unit study was designed and learned a lot from it. I'll be purchasing the Joshua Tree National Park unit study in the very near future to learn more about this local park before we go this summer.    Also, we've already started planning a side trip when we go camping in Inyo National Forest this summer.  The kids said we ABSOLUTELY have to go see Methuselah and it's older cousin - if we can guess which trees they are lol.

For more information about Creation Illustrated Unit Studies and to purchase them at a 30% discount, visit their store at https://dv157.infusionsoft.com/app/storeFront/showCategoryPage?categoryId=6

Annual print subscriptions to the ad-free Creation Illustrated magazine can also be purchased at a 25% discount at http://www.creationillustrated.com/subscriptions.   Digital Subscriptions are currently in the works and will be added to the website soon.

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Creation Illustrated Unit Studies {Creation Illustrated Reviews}

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Meal Planning

Happy Easter everyone.  I hope everyone had a great holiday with their family celebrating our Risen Savior.  He has Risen Indeed!!!  Tonight when we sat down for our Easter dinner, I got to wondering about why it is that we traditionally eat ham for Easter - especially considering the Jewish people do not eat pork... Just something I was pondering. 

Last meal plan, I took some flak from the kiddos because I did not plan for "Meatless Monday" and "Taco Tuesday". I have corrected this issue and the kids checked the menu sheet on the fridge to verify that I observe these very important days ;)

Sunday - Ham with cinnamon sugar glazed carrots and Brussels sprouts

Meatless Monday -Crockpot Enchilada Quinoa

Taco Tuesday - Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Wednesday- cheeseburger casserole with tater tots and salad

Thursday - Navy Bean Soup

Friday - Honey Mustard Chicken, avocado and bacon salad (add fries and mac/cheese for kids)

Saturday - Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls with sweet potatoes

Sunday - Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with zucchini

Meatless Monday - Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

Taco Tuesday - Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with salsa and chips

Wednesday – Beef and Broccoli over rice

Thursday - Subway

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

The Pharaoh's tomb.  What kid doesn't listen to their lessons on ancient Egyptian history while looking at photographs in their book and wonder what it would be like to actually see the treasures found?  

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to do just that as the King Tut display arrived at the California Science Center earlier this month. We knew this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see as I really don't foresee us heading to Egypt anytime in our lifetime.   The collection on display has over 150 pieces that had been found in the tomb of Tut. 

Calcite vase on stand with cartouches of Tut and Ankhesenamun. 

Red wooden semicircular box and lid inlaid with ebony and ivory and engraved with Tut and Ankhesenamun's cartouches.

Wooden traveling chest with gilded knob and ebony and ivory inlays.

Close up of the gilded knob and engraving  on the wooden traveling box

Painted Calcite box with floral decoration on vaulted lid. Two bundles of human hair found inside believed to belong to Tut and Ankhesenamun

Inlaid wooden cartouche box.

Charles looking at the ebony and cedar chest on tall legs.

Charles, Alyssa, and Garrett looking at the painted wooden mastless boat with two-story cabin and two steering paddles.

Garrett, Alyssa, and Charles looking at the painted wooden model solar boat with throne and two steering paddles.

Gilded wooden bed. 

Gilded wooden shield with Tut wearing an Atef crown and slaying lions.

 Gilded wooden statue of Tut wearing the white crown.

Gilded wooden statuette of Tut riding a black varnished leopard. 

Solar Hawk Horace figure on Yoke for the horses.

Gilded wooden "ostrich hunt" fan.

Gilded wooden bow case with scenes of Tut hunting from a chariot.  Garrett looks completely mesmerized, doesn't he? 

Guilded wooden statuses of Herwer (Horus the Elder) and Jackal Headed figure of Duamutef on base.

Gilded wooden status of Ptah

Pendant of King Amenhotep III (Found with a lock of Queen Tiye's hair) 

Wooden Guardian statue of the Ka of the King wearing the Nemes Headcloth.

Gold inlaid canopic coffinette of Tut dedicated to Imseti and Isis.

 Calcite stopper for the northwest canopic jar, King's head.

Pectoral in the form of Naos with winged felspar scarab, Gold Ba bird pectoral with glass inlays and Gold inlaid hands holding crook and flail.

Top: Gold inlaid vulture pectoral with chain and counterpoise. 

Bottom: Gold Pectoral in the form of a solar falcon with spread wings inlaid with lapis, carnelian and glass. 

Bracelet with three scarabs in lapis and cartouches of King Tut.

Pecoral in the form of a gold boat and silver solar disk with counterpoise and chain.

The kids standing in front of one of the many recreations of the paintings on the tomb walls. 

The King's Wishing Cup (with a video of Tut projected in the background, I thought it looked cool)

The Wish Cup - "May your ka live millions of years; may your eyes see wonderful things." In the form of an open lotus and two buds.

Gilded wooden statue shrine with gilded wooden statue stand.

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