HOD Creation to Christ - CtC Week 21 in Review

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I'm a little late on our Week 21 review! This week we began our wrap up on the history of Greece. We spent a lot of time learning about Alexander the Great. Aedan's extension reader about Alexander's life helps flesh out more of what he was like. It's nice being closer to the extension reader age range and being able to incorporate those books in our lessons. I do think they add a lot of depth to our studies.

Our poem this week was "Acceptance" by Robert Frost.

Aedan cut out his copywork like a bird from the stanza he copied.

Aedan's copywork was about how Alexander the Great was not only brave, but studious. I love his interpretation of this passage!

 Aedan's written narration was about Alexander's many conquests.

He added his timeline entries: Athens vs. Sparta (Peloponnesian War), Philip II of Macedon gains control of Greece, and Reign of Alexander the Great. Yes Alexander on the right is using Young Living Valor oil to increase his courage lol!

Aedan copied a passage from Draw and Write through History.

He followed the directions to illustrated Alexander the Great's horse Bucephalus.

I love that we hit this unit at the perfect time during the winter Olympics! Our history project was to have Olympic Game Trials. These are all summer game events, but it was still fun to tie them into what we are watching this week. I made this file to go with our lesson. I plan to add it to my new Monarch Room Facebook group.

We used a cotton ball as a shot put, straws for javelins and paper plates for the discus throw. They kids thought that was pretty funny :)

 Aedan threw his cotton ball shot put with all his might! We marked each one, and then measured.

 Next we did the Broad Jump. I love that the kids always participate in each other's activities.

 Aedan took his turn at the Broad Jump. We watched videos for each event on YouTube.

 Next they did the discus throw! Silas was bummed that his paper plate didn't go farther.

 We did a modified High Jump. We had no soft place to land, but they still had fun.

 Here is our Javelin Toss.

 The last event was the Long Jump. The kids loved running and jumping as far as they could.

Aedan read about how each fruit in the rose family has a seed boxes. 

 Of the fruits listed we only had clementines and apples, but he got the point.

Aedan drew seed box X-Rays :)

 These are the other two science notebooking pages for the week. We have one more week of school, and then I plan to take a week off. Hopefully I'll catch up on my Everyday Oils series as well! Have a great week!


  1. Looks like another great school week! So if I understand correctly you are not doing Preparing. That makes me sad because I cannot look at your weeks to gain " inspiration" next year when we do Preparing :)

  2. Unfortunately not! I just don't think my youngest is ready yet. We're going to do MFW ECC for one year, and then return to HOD Preparing for 4th. It will be asking you questions next time :)

  3. Always looks like so much fun! Beautiful workmanship on all his notebook pages, too!


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