Week in Review - HOD CtC - Unit 6

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

As I said in Aedan's post, this week was very full! We celebrated 2 birthdays this week, so our days were full of other kinds of fun. This week we learned more about Egypt through the lives of Akenhaten, Tutankhamen, and Moses.

Our poem this week was "Fireflies in the Garden."

We both painted a night sky that is illuminated by firefly stars.

Silas was happy the poem this week was much shorter than some of the ones he has previously had to read out loud.

This is his history notebook page for the week.

Akenhaten - Pharaoh of One God

Tutankhamen - 1616 B.C.

We read Mummies by Aliki to learn more about the process of embalming.

Moses - 10 Plagues - 1491 B.C.

His copywork this week was about Moses being sent down the Nile River in a basket. There is little Miriam in the bushes keeping watch over her little brother.

Silas's written narration was about the plagues that God rained down on Egypt.

Silas wrote down each plague and what judgement they represented.

Our history project this week was to make a paper Egyptian column. We did it last time when Aedan was in this guide, but it was hard to draw the plagues on it. Instead I had Silas draw each of the plagues. I thought he did a great job!

We are enjoying our study of the Holy Land in geography. This week we read one of the suggested picture books The Hungry Coat. Next week we will begin our study of Israel.

Silas learned about the moon this week in astronomy. He added information about the moon's phases on his notebook page.

Silas is doing a great job on his written narrations each week. I love his vocabulary pictures!

This week we skipped the experiment, and watched a video on lunar eclipses instead. See you next week!


  1. We have skipped experiments to watch a video of the experiment many times! Makes things easier and the kids still get to see the experiment. Sounds like a great week!

    1. I'm glad we aren't the only ones. Some weeks are just that way :)

  2. I thoroughly enjoy all the work you put into your posts. I also love that you are painting beside your children. I'm doing that similarly with our nature journaling.

    Thank you for all your inspiration and encouragement.


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