Heart of Dakota - HOD RtR - Week 34 in Review

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Welcome to week 34 in RtR! I can't believe we have almost reach the end! This week our studies focused on William Penn, The Slave Trade, The Lenape People, William and Mary of England and John Locke.

Aedan learned about how William Penn made a treaty with the Lenape. His history project was to make a bandolier bag which was part of the Lenape traditional clothing. This project took a few days. Aedan worked on one strap one day, the next the day after and the bag on the final day.

I had him do this in the morning and realized he was going to take his sweet time. This is where patience and biting one's tongue is practiced. I'm so glad I just let him enjoy himself. Sometimes Aedan does the most beautiful work when he takes his time. He always does great work, but his careful work always wows me :) I thought he did a beautiful job!

This is how the bag would be worn.

We recently went to our local museum. They had a few bandolier bags there or ones like them. It's so neat to see things we study in person.

This was the notebook page we were to model his design after. I love these beautiful pages. They will be such a treasure when we can look back at how far we've come in later years.

Aedan researched Philadelphia this week and added his timeline figures.

Aedan's written narration this week was about John Locke. Don't ask what is happening in this picture :)

History notebooking page of the week.

Aedan started working on memorizing The Bee.

In science he learned about lift and how an object's shape creates lift.

The curved bag lifted more easily than the other flat one.

Aedan is still reading Our Weather and Water. This is additional science, so I don't always have him do the worksheets. I did let him illustrate the zones of the sea. Onto our final update!


  1. I love your blog. Can you tell me where you got your beautiful notebooking pages from please?

    1. Thank you :) The history notebook pages we use come are part of our Heart of Dakota history curriculum. The ones we used this year are part of this set: http://www.heartofdakota.com/rtr_hearts-for-him-packages.php

  2. I love your blog. Can you tell me please, where you got your beautiful history notebooking pages?


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