HOD Creation to Christ - CtC Week 11 in Review

Sunday, November 17, 2013

We continue our study of the life of David this week. We read the story directly from the Bible, and also in our history readings. I love watching my guy grow in his knowledge of the Bible narratives, and to learn from mistakes and triumphs of the lives we have studied. I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach my boys, and to also learn along side them.

This week's poem was "Fragmentary Blue" by Robert Frost. We painted two blue skies. We didn't really follow the instructions. I need to get Aedan a bigger paint brush. He was still really happy with his work though.

Here is Aedan's history notebooking page for the week.

Aedan wrote chose to write about David and Bathsheeba. I can't help but chuckle each week at Aedan's perspective. 

Aedan's written narration this week was about the Phoenician traders.

Aedan added to his timeline: David is King of Judah and Israel, Absolom Rebels, and Revolt against the Philistines.

Our history project this week was to make an ancient board game that was played by the Phonecians. The game is called Twenty Squares. We drew squares on the page, and blotted the paper with a wet tea bag to make it look old. We were supposed to make game pieces out of bread and glue, but I decided to skip that part. I normally do all of the activities, but that didn't seem necessary to play the game.

Both boys got 5 game pieces. The object of the game is to be the first person to get all their game pieces off the board.

The dice of the game are wooden sticks. You drop them and only count the ones with black facing up. You can move your piece that many spaces.

The boys loved this game. It was worth making :)

We continued our study of Israel in geography. Aedan illustrated the Dead Sea, skiing on Mt. Hermon and fishing on The Sea of Galilee.

Aedan studied amphibians this week. His science experiment was to learn how a frog can breath when they are in mud or underwater. We used an uncooked egg to illustrate this. 

Frogs bury themselves in the mud, but can breath through their skin. The egg developed bubbles after about 10 minutes. It showed how oxygen can pass through the egg just like oxygen can pass through a frog's skin.

Aedan illustrated our experiment :)

Here are Aedan's science notebooking pages of the week.

I love seeing how excited he is to read his science book. He still hasn't tired of it.

Aedan did a venn diagram to show the differences between reptiles and amphibians.


We have so many animal visitors. Aedan is the St. Francis of Assisi of the neiborhood. We had quite the population of box elder beetles. He makes sure we don't step on them on the way out of the house. I love how sweet he is to the animals of our little forest :) See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. I just love those HOD notebook pages. They are just beautiful. I need to remember to take pictures of my daughter's Rev2Rev pages.

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