HOD Creation to Christ - CtC Week 2 in Review

Saturday, August 31, 2013

We're finally finding our groove after completing 2 weeks of school. Last week I was really tired! This week I'm starting to feel confident that this is going to be a great year. I am loving having a 4 day week. We work really hard the first 4 days of the week, and then have a lighter and more fun Friday. We had a great time meeting new friends at our homeschool group field trip to the apple orchard. Having that light day built in gives us plenty of time for friends and fun trips :)

This week we learned what happened after the flood. Aedan read about the Tower of Babel, and how God confused the languages there. Aedan knows a lot of the bible stories already. I love that his studies this year are adding a depth to his understanding of biblical events.

Aedan is really enjoying his weekly watercolor painting. Our Robert Frost poem of the week was "The Pasture." This is a painting of a pasture spring.

Aedan is supposed to cut out his poetry copywork to paste it to his painting. I love how he did this one!

Our history project this week was to make a clay tablet with cuneiform characters. We made our own air dry clay out of flour and salt.

We also made a cylinder seal like that of King Urukh. We were supposed to roll it on the bottom of the tablet to seal it with our name. It kinda worked. I kind of wish I had bought air dry clay instead of making, but then Aedan's little brother was so inspired by Aedan's "mush." He wanted to make him some in blue, and he spent a big part of the afternoon sculpting little figures. I love how one project often inspires another.

Aedan read the story of Job, and illustrated it in box 4. He drew all of poor Job's sufferings. My kid is kind of a comedian. I don't know if you've noticed ;) He entered The Tower of Babel, Cushite Shepherd Kings of Egypt, and Abram on his timeline.

His other notebook entry was to continue to record the generations.

We've learned a lot about Turkey since we began. I like that we are learning specifically about the Holy Land this year. Aedan mapped the places we read about over the past few weeks.

Every few weeks Aedan will write about our geography travels on a travel log. He chose to illustrate The Bosphorus Strait (means cow crossing place,) The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and The Euphrates River. This kid cracks me up!

Aedan will be memorizing Philippians 2 this year. I thought it would be nice to have a hard copy of the verses he would learn. This is in NIV, and goes with the memory songs that came with CtC.

I copied on 2 sides of cardstock and laminated it since it will be used all year. You can find the file here if you would like :)

Aedan is enjoying his Dithor book choice for Biography. This is one of the Dithor pages illustrating the people in Carry on Mr. Bowditch.

Writing instruction has been light so far in Write With the Best. Part of me would like to add something else, but part of me doesn't want to add one more thing to our day. In these first few weeks, I'm glad we are taking things slow. We learned how to use a thesaurus today in our lesson.

My kids love science! This week Aedan learned about the canine family in Apologia's Land Animals of the 6th day. The question was How does a human's sense of sight affect their sense of smell. Aedan was supposed to do this on his own, but I thought I'd help with this one because I knew he'd love to find out the answer by doing the experiment too instead of doing it on us. I made lemon jello, and colored one red.

First he had to smell the jello to guess what flavor it was. He and Silas both guessed that the yellow was lemon and the red was strawberry or raspberry.

Here I am (against my better judgement) letting my kids eat artificial colors and flavors! This one was worth it though. They both guessed again that the yellow was lemon, and the red was strawberry or raspberry. The were SO surprised that the red was lemon, and thought this was such a fun experiment.

This is the lab sheet for the above experiment.

Here are the other notebooking pages for science. Aedan is loving his science book. He was sad on Friday when there wasn't a reading. He is such a lover of animals. He knows so much about them already, but this has been a great review. I'll see you next week!


  1. Wow his drawings are wonderful! Love his style!

  2. Thank you! They are always so fun for me to see :) I love all the drawing in CtC. So perfect for my art loving kid!

  3. Looks like you have an artistic one on your hands. Great job this week. :)


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