Week in Review - HOD CtC Unit 35

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This was our final week in HOD Creation to Christ. Tears. We had a beautiful year reading from the creation account all the way to the final chapters of Acts and about how the apostles spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. It was fun returning to this guide and seeing it through Silas's eyes this time. We have already packed up our box of books to ship off to another family to enjoy. Ending the year is always a little bittersweet. It means we accomplished oh so much, but it also means my boys are growing up.

We dug out all of Silas's Robert Frost poetry paintings to admire. I am glad we made it through to the end with both boys on these. They are such a treasure of learning.

Silas did such a beautiful job, and we know I bet he will be able to recognize a Robert Frost poem from a mile away for life.

I even have my own collection of paintings! This year I chose to paint with Silas. I didn't do it with Aedan and I regret it. Watercolor is tricky, but I think we learned more with each painting how to use it as a medium. I feel more watercolor paintings in my future coming soon. Summer is calling my name, and I look forward to having more time to be creative.

Our history project was to make a wordless book to share the gospel. I made this bookmark to go along with it.

We chose to make ours out of felt. You could have chosen to make a bracelet or a paper book. Gold stands for God, Black for sin, red for Jesus' blood, white for how Jesus washes away our sin, and green reminds us to grow in Christ.

This was such a sweet end to our year. We read all the way from creation all the way to the end of acts. Silas shared the gospel with us at the end using his book. Precious.

Nero becomes Emperor of Rome - 54 A.D.

Peter and Paul Killed - 64-68 A.D.

Silas wasn't trying to be insensitive (he rarely is.) He drew it in this way because it is church tradition that Peter chose to be crucified upside down because he didn't feel worthy to die in the way that Jesus died.

Rome and Titus destroy Jerusalem 70 A.D.

Silas copied the portion about Paul's warning against traveling by sea. He had a wild ride on that ship after.

He wrote his narration about Paul's arrival on the island of Malta.

He completed his final Draw and Write Through History picture.

All year long as we have read the bible we have copied down prophecies in the Old Testament and their fulfillment in the New. It has been really neat to see all of God's promises fulfilled all throughout the year.

We made it from the first week....

...all the way to the very end. We almost threw in the towel toward the end. We have never not finished a guide though, and I didn't want to start now. I'm so glad the boys chose to finish strong.

We have had an excellent year. Thank you Jesus yet again for the grace to accomplish all you you have set out for us to do. God is so good!

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