HOD Creation to Christ - CtC Week 22 in Review

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I am enjoying a week off as I look back on week 22. The weather is warming up, and the sun seems a little brighter. I'm so thankful that spring is appearing on the horizon of a long winter. We're going for a long walk through a nature sanctuary today to get a little warmth in our bones. When I say warm I mean 60 degrees! Hey, I'll take it!

This week we wrapped up our study of Greece and entered our study of Ancient Rome.We started a new read aloud about Cleopatra. I love how our studies are tying all the cultures together and making sense of the timeline.

This week our poem was "In Hardwood Groves." We've really enjoyed our study of Robert Frost's poetry. I love that at the end of the week we learn a little more about him.

Aedan painted an aerial view of a tree. I plan to get a portfolio to store these paintings.

Aedan added entries to his timeline: Ptolemy rules Egypt (and later Syria), Seleucus rules Persia/Syria, and Antigonus rules Macedonia/Greece. I loved the pictures of his kings!

I failed to get a picture of Aedan's copywork box this week. This was his written narration about Rome. It was the first time I had to talk to him about doing his best work. He normally takes a little more time in explaining what he read. I think our brains were all a little mushy and in need of a break.

Aedan drew the Lighthouse of Alexandria with instruction from Draw and Write through History.

Our history project was to make papyrus. We cut strips out of a paper bag, and dipped them in a mixture of water and glue. I think we made our strips a little too skinny, but it worked out.

Aedan drew a map of the 7 Ancient Wonders on his papyrus.

This was the first week I failed to do the science experiment. We were supposed to see if a potato would turn green in we left it in the sun to demonstrate photosynthesis. The other option was to leave a potato out and see if buds formed. I wasn't prepared because I didn't have a potato. Either way this experiment would have taken longer than a week. I'm sure that empty experiment page will taunt me, and I'll do it eventually! I'm off to enjoy the rest of my vacation! See you next week!


  1. I just love seeing all his beautiful poetry and notebook pages!

  2. Me too! I'm so excited to use the HOD RtR notebooking pages for next year. They may be even prettier than these are!


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