Heart of Dakota - HOD RtR - Week 5 in Review

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Welcome to week 5 in HOD RtR! This week we read about the lives of Patrick of Ireland, St. Benedict, Justinian, King Arthur and Gregory the Great.

This week in science our studies centered on our home planet of Earth.

Aedan was supposed to make a model of the earth with candy, chocolate, and graham crackers. I bypassed all that business with Play-Doh instead.

Aedan rolled the inner core, and then added each addition layer.

This was his completed earth.

We cut it open to show all the layers: Red - Inner core, Orange - Outer Core, Yellow - Mantle, Brown - Crust, Blue and Green - Water and Land

I though this might be less messy than the alternative, though I'm sure the alternative would have been fun too!

This is the lab sheet for the above activity.

One of the additional activities in the Apologia book was to make an advertisement for planet Earth.

This is his science notebooking page for the week.

This is his science written narration of the week.

He filled out his timeline with Patrick - Missionary in Ireland, Benedict, and Gregory the Great.

Aedan's written narration was about Pope Gregory and how he didn't want to be pope. This is Gregory running away from his responsibility and the plague infested rat to boot!

Aedan filled out his history notebooking page. The bottom image is of a monastery.

Aedan's history project was to make a grid and follow the directions and place items in their places according to instructions. He did a great job following what he was supposed to do.

Our Shakespeare reading this week was from Winter's Tale.

Our Emily Dickinson Poem of the week was "I never saw a moor."

This week my first born turned 12 this week. I can't believe it! These years sure are flying by. I'm so thankful for all the ways this boy is growing. I'm not ready for him to be this big, but days do have a way of passing whether we're ready or not. I pray this is a great year of growing up and growing closer. See you next week!


  1. Great advertisement for earth! Love the last photo, too :)

  2. Thank you! I always love seeing what he comes up with :)


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