HOD Creation to Christ - CtC Week 32 in Review

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Welcome to our Unit 32 Creation to Christ week in review! This unit's history readings were out of John 19-21 and Acts 1-4. I love that we started in Genesis, and ended up with Christ's ascension, and the birth of the church. This week our study focused on the most important event in history; Christ's Resurrection.

Our poem of the week was "Blueberries" by Robert Frost.

Aedan's drawing was great of the blueberries. He still hasn't learned to handle the watercolor gently. He tends to lose some of the detail of his original drawing. Drawing is definitely his strength, but I've loved that he's been required to learn a new medium this year.

This was his final work.

Aedan's drawings have tickled my funny bone each week. Most of them remind me of  Gary Larson from The Far Side comics.

Aedan's copywork was about the disciples racing to the tomb after they heard the tomb was empty. So cute :)

Aedan's written narration was about how the people stood and stared into the clouds after Christ ascended. This one makes me die laughing!

Aedan added his timeline entries: Christ's Crucifiction and Resurrection, Christ's Ascension, and Pentecost days after the Ascension. Aedan was very caught up on the detail that Christ's grave clothes were neatly folded after he rose from the dead. I told him that maybe he should follow Jesus's example and fold his own clothes instead of throwing them on the floor. The ascension picture and the tongues of fire crack me up :) Hopefully Jesus delights in my son's use of humor as much as I do.

We looked over a map that showed where the New Testament churches were located. We will map Paul's missionary journeys in a future unit.

Our history project was to make an etched cross. First Aedan drew the cross, and I told him to color it brightly. He was horrified that I then asked him to cover the whole thing in black crayon.

He ended up loving this project. I thought he did such a beautiful job!

Another one of our history projects was to make Resurrection rolls. My mom made these for me as a kid. I never knew they were called resurrection rolls by other people, or maybe they weren't until the birth of Pinterest :)

We dipped marshmallows in butter, sugar, cinnamon and sugar. Then we wrapped them in crescent roll dough. The marshmallow represents Christ's body before the Resurrection.

We backed them, and here's how they came out of the oven.

Next we opened them up and found they were empty just like Christ's tomb was on that day so long ago. The boys thought these were delicious. I'll call them Resurrection rolls from now on :)

We continue to learn more about the human body in science. We did a few simple activities. Aedan pressed his arms against the door posts for 3 minutes. When he stepped out of the frame he felt like he was floating.

Even Silas wanted to try this one!

Next Aedan folded his hands like the picture on the left, and then brought them up like the picture on the right. I pointed to a finger without touching it, and he couldn't move it. His brain was tricked into thinking that his left hand was his right hand.

Aedan's science copywork was Job 10:11-12.

Aedan has to answer questions each week on his science readings. On to unit 33 and 34 next week. I hope I make it out alive! See you soon :)


  1. Love the rolls! The blueberry watercolor is so pretty. LOL at Aedan's drawings. Love that he is having fun with them. Malachi would really love this.

    I have been getting a lot of questions about HOD lately, and wanted to let you know that I am referring them to your blog since my only experience is with LHTH. (I hope you don't mind!) Your posts are wonderful and paint a great picture of HOD! :)

  2. Thank you so much for the sweet compliments, and for sending people here. Aedan does have so much fun with his drawings. I can't help but chuckle each time I see what he pulls out of that brain of his!


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