This week's poem was "One Step Backward Taken." Aedan has to do a poetry reading at the end of each unit. He's starting to get the rhythm of how to read poetry for an audience.
Aedan's watercolor assignment was to watercolor rocks and shadows to go along with his poetry study.
Our history activity this week was to make Egyptian Palace Bread.
We had to soak bread in honey overnight, and bake it for an hour. It looked soggy when I brought it out of the oven, so I put it under the broiler until it had a nice crust. This little dessert was cloyingly sweet. I wonder what it would be like if you did half butter and half honey. I think you are really only meant to have a small bite of this. Even a small piece would be enough honey for a crowd of folks. The kids still thought it was fun and enjoyed it, even if it wasn't the best thing they've ever eaten.
Aedan chose to copy the portion of his history reading where Joseph directed that his bones should be taken to the promised land after he died. I love that Joseph had faith that God's promise would be fulfilled even though he would never see it in his lifetime. Ok, so maybe Aedan didn't grasp the most important things about Thutmosis' life. He thought it was hilarious that Thutmosis thought that the chicken was a magical bird because it layed an egg once a day, hence the picture in box 5 :)
Aedan charted all of Jacob's sons, and divided them by their birth mother.
Aedan is doing really well memorizing his scripture verses. He has memorized Philippians 2 to verse 5. At first I wasn't sure if he'd stomach the memory verse CD, but he hasn't complained once. It really does help to memorize things easily when you hear them in song.
Aedan learned continental drift in science. He was guided to cut out the continents, and paste them together into one big continent. The guide directed us to a few maps to print and cut out. I thought this one was much easier to print. I tried the others, and they were too small, or awkward to cut out.
Each week Aedan has drawn different animal tracks for his science notebooking pages. This week he made his tracks in clay. The one in the top left is our schnauzer's foot print.
Aedan drew a picture of our schnazer putting her foot in the B.G.P. (or what Aedan named the Big Green Pancake.)
Aedan learned about marsupials this week in science. He absolutely loves his science book (Apologia Land Animals), and is so bummed when it isn't assigned as reading. We started the Swimming Creatures book this summer. Aedan asked if we could start that back up again, so we'll probably add that on Fridays since he enjoys it so much. That's a wrap! See you soon!