Week in Review - HOD MtMM Unit 32

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

One of my favorite things about HOD is the many, many biographies we have gotten to read throughout the years. It's one thing to read a little snippet about someone's life, but another to see how they grew up from childhood into the person they ultimately became who they became to be. This week we read about the life of Mother Teresa, but also began a biography of her life.

I have always wanted to read a biography about Mother Teresa. What compels a person to leave the familiarity of home to live in complete want of comfort and safety? Obviously in her case she felt a very clear call of God, and he provided for her in every way. Her life was the furthest from easy, but she inspired us in so many ways.

Mother Teresa - 1910-1997 A.D.

We have always enjoyed The Sower Series' biographies. This will be our final story-time book for the year.

Aedan copied a Mother Teresa quote. She said many wise things throughout her life.

These oral typed narrations were hard at first, but Aedan started getting the hang of them by the end of the year.

Iran-Iraq War - 1980-1988 A.D.

This map showed the various kinds of warfare each country used against one another. The U.S. funded the Iraq offensive. This happened during my teenage years, but as an adult I can see it differently.

Iranian Hostage Crisis - November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981

During the Cold War Jimmy Carter encouraged U.S. Olympians to boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics. I respect those athletes for giving up their lifetime of training to stand behind the U.S. It's would have been beyond heartbreaking for them I imagine.

This map showed the various countries that boycotted the Olympics from 1976-1984.

I think we can...I think we can! We are nearing the end of MUS Pre-A. Yippee! We are so thankful for a math that we can continue to steadily move forward. It took us a long time to find a good fit for Aedan.

Aedan's nature journal is turning into a beautiful keepsake! This week our poem was "The Windmill" by Longfellow.

It's still a little chilly around here, so staying home for the final few weeks of school will feel a little less painful. We normally end earlier than this, but we are trying to move forward without rushing these past few weeks. Summer will ultimately come regardless. How are you holding up at the end of the year?


  1. His timeline pictures are fun to see. Looks like you're having a good ending to a great year.

    1. Thank you! I love them so much too. It has been a really great school year :)


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