Yesterday I was helping Ryan (4th grade) review for a test in Bible. The material was Luke 2 which is a chapter devoted to the birth of Christ and Simeon’s blessing.
There are several very important points in Luke 2 that any self-respecting teacher would definitely ask on a test:
- Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to register for the census.
- On the 8th day after birth Jesus was circumcised.
We went through all the material once and then decided to go through it one additional time concentrating on complete sentence answers so that would come naturally come test time.
Why were Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth?
Ryan: Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to register to be circumcised.
*Crap. This is why I shouldn’t be allowed to home school my kids. I am attempting to act like an adult who now needs to issue a remedial vocabulary lesson when I would rather just fall off my chair laughing. I did find it very therapeutic to use my phone quickly to update my Facebook status with this gem.
*insert Holly regaining her composure here*
It is really important that you know the definition of both census and circumcision because they mean very different things. Census is when you count how many people are in your country. Circumcision is a Jewish custom that only happens to boys…
Ryan: NO WAY.
That doesn’t make any sense. Wouldn’t that hurt?
*And it was at that very moment I was glad we glossed over the immaculate conception.