Heart of Dakota - HOD RtR - Week 6 in Review

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Life sure has been busy around here. These posts are harder to get to, but hopefully I'll be able to keep up this year. I'm feeling a little weary and in need of a break, but I think all homeschool moms feel that way from time to time. I have 3 more weeks until our first break of the year. I treasure the time I have with my boys, but please know that I like you get tired too. I still have 29 weeks to go too!

 This week we studied the lives of Pope Gregory, Justinian, Mohammed,  and Charles Martel. Aedan seems to be understanding much of his reading. I'm not sure he's loving one of his history books, but I think he will really enjoy Mystery of History when we get to it in a few weeks. It seems to be written in a more conversational way that I think will capture his attention a little more.

Our history project this week was to make bread. Here it is before we put it in the oven. This recipe made a LOT. I kind of wish I would have made smaller buns, and one large loaf. 

We used whole wheat flour, and brushed the tops with butter and honey. It was actually really yummy :)

Aedan wrote 5 scriptures, wrapped them in foil, and placed one in each loaf of bread.

Each scripture reveals Jesus' identity.

We opened all the loaves, and he placed all of them in order.

Aedan is doing a great job on his research question. This week he added Justinian Becomes Emperor, Muhammad Flees Mecca and Charles the Hammer Defeats the Moors to his timeline. I always love his interpretation of these historical figures!

Aedan wrote about Charles the Hammer for his written narration of the week. 

He completed his history notebooking page.

Aedan finished his reading of The Winter's Tale. He thinks Shakespeare is all full of ooey gooey romance.

Aedan learned about the geography of the Islamic Empire during this period.

Aedan studied Dickinson's The moon was but a chin of gold... His interpretation of the moon made me chuckle!

In science we read about the moon. I checked out a bunch of library books to supplement our daily science readings. He's enjoying the extra books.

Aedan has an easier time with his science narrations than his history narrations. He adores science, so he's always engaged. He is also really enjoying his science co-op class each week. I'm so thankful that we have the opportunity to do that this year.

I kind of wimped out on the experiment this week. It was busier than normal. We watched a BrainPop video about how an eclipse happens, and I think it gave him a great understanding. I've been trying to remember to use BrainPop and BrainPop Jr. more these days. It's totally worth the money. We have the app version, so it's a little cheaper of a subscription. That's all for now!

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