HOD Creation to Christ - CtC Week 23 in Review

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Welcome to our Unit 23 week in review! This week we learned more about Rome, and how it became such a powerful empire. Aedan started reading Famous Men of Rome to add to his daily readings. I have loved what the extension readers have added to Aedan's understanding of our studies. So far he hasn't complained a bit about the additional readings. We have had a lot of great discussions about them men and women we've learned about so far. It's fun discussing what we are learning with a logic stage kid. He asks the best questions!

Our poem of the week was Robert Frost's "After Apple Picking." Aedan is often wowed by the great word pictures painted by Mr. Frost :)

It's so fun to see how each painting will turn out. The verbal instructions are a stretch for 2 very spatial learners. I'm so thankful for the help of fellow bloggers who have given step by step instructions on the paintings.

Aedan's notebook pages continue to turn out so beautifully!

Aedan loves timeline day. He added: Romulus founds Rome by the Tiber River, Numa reigns in Rome, and Horatius at the bridge.

Aedan's copywork was about how Rome was founded on a hill. I loved this drawing.

Aedan's written narration was about how the roads in Rome were built. He was horrified that he wrote this in manuscript ha!

His history project this week was to map the Roman Empire.

In science we started reading Galen and the Gateway to Medicine. His science experiment was to make optical illusions.

First he traced 2 quarters. Around one he traced 6 dimes, and around the other 5 milk caps. This showed how geometry can be used to test what the eye is really seeing. Even though the center circle is the same size it looks bigger in the bottom image.

He also made 2 - 3 inch lines. One he placed arrows facing out, and on the other arrows facing in. Both were the same size, but the top one looked larger.

These are Aedan's other 2 science notebooking pages. I love how we get to move on to a new book every so often. It keeps everything fresh and new :) I'm off to work on next week. See you soon!

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