Week in Review - HOD MtMM - Unit 9

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Well...We have officially made it through a whole quarter of the school year. We are going to be taking a break from hitting the books next week and enjoying some time off. After 9 whole weeks, I don't regret any of our choices this year. For that I am exceptionally thankful.

This week in history we read about The Boxer Rebellion, the Russo-Japanese War, the Balkan Wars, Jonathan and Rosalind Gofoth and how Russia and Britain were both trying to gain control of Persia.

Week in Review - HOD CtC - Unit 9

This week we read more about the Judges of Israel. We read about Jepthah, Ruth and Naomi, Samson, Eli and his sons and the Philistines. We read about the unfortunate end to some of these people this week. Silas is sometimes astonished by the stories in the Bible even though we have read these stories many times before.

We read about how the Philistines conquered Israel.

Week in Review - HOD CtC - Unit 8

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Happy October! This week we learned about Joshua, Deborah and Gideon. We crossed the Jordan River as followed God's People into the promised land. I love so much that we get to study this history together. I wasn't a believer until after I graduated from high school, so reading these stories with my kids is especially sweet for me. I pray Silas grabs hold of the faith of some of these wonderful men and women we learned about in our studies this week.

Silas's history project was to make the Jordan River, the Ark of the Covenant and 12 stones. We read Joshua 3:9-17 and 4:1-18 as we acted out the story with his little Lego men. Even Aedan wanted to make sure he was there for this one. Sometimes he sees a book or an activity, and says, "Hey! I did that too!" I hope he will be reminded of these sweet memories as he sees his little brother do them too.

Week in Review - HOD MtMM - Unit 8

Monday, October 10, 2016

We survived the week with all the birthdays, and we fortunately had a much slower week. We have one more week of school before our first break of the year. We will take off around 4 weeks this year. The last few years we tried to be done before May 1st, but with a teenager on my hands this year I'm not as quick to be done. Our days are better with routine, and more breaks in between. One month of break before the pool even opened wasn't the brightest idea last year!

One of the things you may have noticed is how much I love cooking our way through books.

Week in Review - HOD CtC - Unit 7

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Welcome to week 7 in Creation to Christ! This is the first Heart of Dakota guide that I have done before. I wondered if I wouldn't be as interested the second time around, but I am enjoying it even more the second time. Learning Biblical history is the most important history we will ever have the privilege to learn. Each time we study these portions of scripture we add a new layer of understanding.

Week in Review - HOD MtMM - Unit 7

I'm a little behind on posts, but it is always better late than never! September was a very full month with birthdays and other events. The weather is cooling though, and I feel the slower months of autumn and winter calling my name.

This week in school we learned about Barnum & Bailey, Amanda Smith, the Great Chicago Fire, Charles Albert Tindley, and Dwight Moody.

That Week With All the Birthdays

Friday, October 7, 2016

One of the reasons I originally started this blog was so that I had a memory keeper. I had no idea anyone would actually read it. Sometimes I love to look back to see how much my boys have grown since I started this little blog 6 years ago. I just might want to post a little bit of what it was like around here during the celebrations of our lives, so please humor me (smile.) Both boys and I all share birthdays within the span of 10 days, so it's usually a birthday extravaganza for that week and a half. We tend to eat a little too much, and hopefully have as much fun. Here is a glimpse into how we celebrated this year.

We usually have a birthday party where I have fun decorating. We never invite a ton of people, but it's always more relaxing that way.

The Feast of Trumpets

Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy Feast of Trumpets! This year we decided to learn more about the Biblical feasts. It's been even more fun because several family friends are also studying the same period of history and were also interested in celebrating the feasts with us. This week was a very contemplative one for me. I really tried to take to heart all of what this feast is about. There is so much depth in it that it would take me years to understand all of its mysteries. Forgive me if I don't get all of our representations right for this feast. We are still learning (blush.) Either way, we enjoyed a beautiful day with friends and ultimately we pray God was honored in our celebration.

I set the table with apples and branches clipped from our little forest.

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