Well, hello there! This week we read spent time leaning about some of the children of Henry VIII. After all that trouble of finding a wife that would give birth to a son he finally got one, but he didn't survive very long leaving the throne to his daughter Mary and then Elizabeth. We also learned about John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots who met an unfortunate end.
I am enjoying having Friday to catch up on experiments and projects. We do math, science and catch up on Fridays. I love how HOD schedules the bulk of its work in 4 days. It feels like it is either always Friday or Monday. These weeks are zooming by!
Aedan added his timeline entries: Mary Tudor - Queen of England, Elizabeth Tudor and John Knox and the Scottish Reformation.
Our storytime book this week was Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley. I always love how beautifully illustrated these books are. Aedan is always wondering why on earth anyone would want to look so pale.
We also read about Mary, Queen of Scots. I try to pick up books from the library. If I don't assign them guess who reads them? Aedan is always, always carrying a book. The apple doesn't fall so far.
Aedan wrote his narration about Mary, Queen of Scots. I always wondered why HOD waits to introduce the middle ages until we studied it this year. This is a very bloody period of history. I get it now. My kid is obviously not sqeemish. Sigh.
Aedan added information about Elizabeth I and mapped Scotland. He wonders why the box is so big if he only has to write something this small.
Aedan finished his Book of Hours. This time he created his own illuminated letters.
At first Aedan was having a hard time understanding the poetry of Emily Dickinson. He actually guessed what this poem was before I did this time. Success!
Aedan finished A Child's Geography this week. His activity was to make a time zone clock so he could see what was time it was in the rest of the world.
This was a fun activity because we have friends in different parts of the country and world.
He had fun figuring out who was sleeping, eating dinner or waking up in the morning.
Aedan's narrations are getting better. As I plan for next year, I'm seeing the progression of skills that his built slowly upon each year. I'm seeing how the work Silas will be doing in Preparing next year will prepare him for what his big brother is doing now. I'm so thankful for all the hard work that is already done for me in these wonderful guides. Next week we begin a new science and storytime book. I love how we are always learning something new in HOD!