Week in Review - HOD MtMM Unit 31

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

We are nearing the finish line of our school year. I have loved working toward modern day history with Aedan. I feel like we have both learned so much. The one thing I have loved most about this year is that we have focused not only on the events of modern history, but of how God's people rose to the occasion often facing death with a bravery that only He can give.



Week in Review - HOD CtC Unit 31

Monday, April 24, 2017

This week we spent our time reading about the final days of Christ's life. Homeschool is such a unique and wonderful responsibility and privilege. Reading about the persecuted church in Asia with Aedan in his history lessons makes me even more thankful to have the opportunity to share the gospel each day with my boys. 


Week in Review - HOD MtMM Unit 30

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We have entered the final stretch of school. I feel like that we are on that last 45 minutes left on a really long road trip back home. There is so much to look back on for which to be thankful, but there's no place like home. The boys are still doing a great job at doing their best, but all of us feel the call of the lazy days of summer.

This week we read about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, Festo Kivengere of Uganda, and life during the 60's and 70's in America. Aedan drew a picture of Dr. King from Draw and Write Through History.

Week in Review - HOD CtC Unit 30

Monday, April 17, 2017

As I said in Aedan's post, we are doing our very best to finish strong. These last few weeks have been going well, but I also am looking forward to a break. In year's past we have rushed to the finish line, but I decided this year that we should just take the days as they come. There are plenty of summer days to go around without having to make ourselves miserable to get there.


Week in Review - HOD MtMM Unit 29

Monday, April 10, 2017

This week we learned more about the Civil Rights Movement, The Six-Day War, and the OPEC Oil Embargo. We have had more and more interesting conversations around the dinner table because my husband has always loved to talk about history, but now my kids have the context.

We learned more about Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on civil rights.
 

Week in Review - HOD CtC Unit 29

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hi again! We enjoyed our week off, and I am finally catching up here. It's been fun reading through John with Silas for history. It's my favorite gospel, so it's been really neat discussing it each day. We read the feeding of the 5000, Jesus calming the sea, the healing of the blind man, and other miracles. While doing so we have read the prophecies from the Old Testament, and their fulfillment in the New Testament through Jesus.

I love how HOD history projects are a way to make what we read more memorable. This week we made an origami boat and painting of a stormy sea. We read about the day Jesus walked on its stormy waters and calmed that troubled sea.

Lightning Lit & Comp - Junior High - Grades 7 & 8 {Review}

Friday, April 7, 2017

Well hello there, you book lover, you! Who else would click on such a blog post title? Choosing a literature program can be a difficult task given the many options that are available. I've always been a lover of classic books, but I could never find a program that chose the kinds of books I would have on my personal list of favorites. When I happened upon Hewitt Homeschooling's Lightning Literature last school year, my heart skipped a beat. Not only did it include many of the books I already hoped my kids would get the chance to read, but it included writing lessons based on literary elements used by these fantastic authors. Not only has my son especially enjoyed the books, but he has also learned to love writing. What mom wouldn't smile about that?


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