Week in Review: March 6-10

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Week in Review: March 6-10

Postby lissiejo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:46 am

Ok Ladies,

What was YOUR week Like?

You can post:

a- A picture
b- A blog Link
c- A written synopsis
d- Your favorite memory
e- Anything you want that shares your HOD excitement!

Important Note: If you are linking us to your blog, please make sure it's not just a general link, but to your specific post of HOD. That way if someone reads through these a year from now they can find your share without needing to hunt!
Melissa (Pastor's wife in NC)

http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspot.com
Rose (12-years-old) - Revival to Revolution
Beth (10-years-old) - Creation to Christ
Grace (8-years-old) - Bigger Hearts for His Glory
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Re: Week in Review: March 6-10

Postby lissiejo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:57 am

After our break we are back at it!
http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspo ... -6-10.html

Bigger - Unit 1 (1st half)
CTC - Unit 6
RtR - Unit 25
Melissa (Pastor's wife in NC)

http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspot.com
Rose (12-years-old) - Revival to Revolution
Beth (10-years-old) - Creation to Christ
Grace (8-years-old) - Bigger Hearts for His Glory
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Re: Week in Review: March 6-10

Postby waterandclay » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:44 pm

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Re: Week in Review: March 6-10

Postby my3sons » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:26 pm

Preparing Hearts for HIs Glory:
We have been reading "Door in the Wall," which has become another favorite book of Emmett's! I love how these living books help us truly 'meet' characters living in different time periods, as they give such a better glimpse into what it was like to live during that time period. Robin, a young boy, is the son of a Lord who was set to become a page, then a squire, then a knight. His father headed off to battle, while his mother headed off to care for the queen, and Robin was left alone in their castle with a the servants awaiting a knight to come get him for training. When the plague came, so many people died that the castle became desolate, and Robin became ill. Blessedly, a monk heard of Robin's condition and came to care for him as all the servants were gone. As Robin's legs had become useless during his illness, the monk carried Robin to their monastery. There, spoiled little Robin became a brave young man, learning to whittle, learning to read, and learning to write. His first written words were a letter to his father, in the hopes he would come for him when able, though Robin was well-cared-for at the monastery. He even learned to swim, though his legs didn't work well. Finally, with a pair of crutches to help him, Robin is the hero who saves the day when he is moved to another castle that soon is under siege. I'll not ruin the story by giving away the ending completely, but this is a must read that fully captures the Middle Ages - how young children (even very privileged wealthy young children) were not typically taught to read or write, were often 'raised' by other people as they trained to become a knight or whatever their lot was in life, how castles and feasts and countless servants were common, how the people of the land holed up in castles for protection for very long periods of time, and how the love of Jesus could still be found in the work of the monks at the monasteries. What a wonderful book to accompany our readings within "Child's History of the World".

For Emmett's history project, Emmett learned the role that relics played and how worship of these misled people. As relics were considered to be holy, people often mistakenly made them their idols and worshiped them, thinking the relics brought them closer to God. As Emmett made his own imaginary relic, we read about the Crusades, and how very sad it was that so many lives were lost. With little preplanning, for a very very long pilgrimage, so many in the Crusades lost their lives. The saddest Crusade, in my opinion, was the Children's Crusade. As Emmett finished his relic project, we discussed how important it is not to worship creation rather than the Creator. We are told to only worship God and never created beings, such s angels or created things such as relics. Finally, we studied lines of longitude, the Prime Meridian, and then we traced the Crusades route on the globe and realized why it took so long to arrive in Jerusalem when traveling that great distance by foot. What a wonderful week of learning we had!
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In Christ,
Julie
Have enjoyed LHTH, LHFHG, BLHFHG, BHFHG, PHFHG, CTC, RTR, RevtoRev, MTMM, DITHOR, WG, WH, USI, USII
Currently using WH and RTR
Wife to Rich for 23 years
Mother to 3 sons, ages 19, 16, and 12
Sister to Carrie
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Re: Week in Review: March 6-10

Postby my3sons » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:55 pm

Missions to Modern Marvels:
Riley has been learning about desegregation, Civil Rights, and Modern Church Movements this week. For his oral narration, there was a list of key words/phrases from the reading that he was to try to include in his key word oral narration. He read from "All American History" first, and then he looked at the key words/phrases before he began orally narrating. He did such good job of including the bulk of them in his oral narration! At first, when he tried this skill, he often was so general and didn't include many of the key words, but now with this attention to what skill he was supposed to be working on, he did a super job! Hooray! Some of the words were he included in his narration were Brown vs. Board of Education, desegregation, Little Rock High School, cold war, duck and cover, poodle skirts, blues jeans, polio vaccine, tv dinners, and McDonalds. We talked about the movie Remember the Titans and the movie Woodlawn - both movies we've seen as a family, and how these struggles happened very recently. Riley also read about Rosa Parks and her brave refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. We also read and discussed in a Socratic manner Martin Luther King Jr's first civil rights speech, using the "Book of Great American Speeches for Young People." As always, Riley's MTMM History Notebook was full of photographs and memorabilia that further help him picture these people/events...
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In Science, Riley has been reading "Evolution: The Grand Experiment." He is learning so much! The quizzes keep him accountable, but he is taking so much from this study about how to defend his beliefs!!!
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In DITHOR, Riley is laughing his way through Don Quixote for the humor genre! Humor is one of Riley's favorite genres, and this book has him smiling and looking forward to reading each day. As a mom, I'm especially thankful that Carrie chooses books for the humor genre with appropriate humor. There are so many books today for young people that glorify the wrong kind of humor - like talking back to parents and being rude to siblings or to elderly people - I am so glad these kinds of books are NOT scheduled in HOD. Instead, the books in the humor genre have just good clean humor - a rare find.
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In Christ,
Julie
Have enjoyed LHTH, LHFHG, BLHFHG, BHFHG, PHFHG, CTC, RTR, RevtoRev, MTMM, DITHOR, WG, WH, USI, USII
Currently using WH and RTR
Wife to Rich for 23 years
Mother to 3 sons, ages 19, 16, and 12
Sister to Carrie
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Location: South Dakota

Re: Week in Review: March 6-10

Postby my3sons » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:21 pm

U.S. History II High School:
Well, this week marks the start of Wyatt's final year with Heart of Dakota. He's starting a tad early to get a jump start on next school year, so he can take a day off each week to work to earn money for college. We took a few days to do the first day's worth of plans, but it went so well!!! It is amazing how much a 17 yo can do, isn't it?!? We are both excited about this year - there are many things we are looking forward to! The history readings and living library are always favorites, but some new things we are excited about are the Economics course and the Finance course, the Bible study "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist," and the astronomy/geology/paleontology course. Wyatt's also excited about doing College Algebra online and learning Latin, as well as the Brit Lit books he's going to get to read. We both are glad to be back discussing a Bob Schultz book, as we are both a fan of his writing style. Looking forward to another awesome year together!!!! :D :D :D

Here are some pics of his first unit in his USII History Notebook...
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Here is his first triple-journal-entry for his living library book "Cereal Tycoon"...
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When starting his online College Algebra, he called his buddy cousin Shaw for help. Shaw helped him via FaceTime and gave him these easy notes to follow...
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Off to a good start in Latin...
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Continuing on strong in grammar...
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Loving his new allegorical Brit Lit book "The War for Mansoul"...
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Loving his new "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist" study...
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Off to a super start to a promising year - thanks Carrie for writing a wonderful senior year for my dear, dear son!!! I will forever be grateful, and so will Wyatt!!!

In Christ,
Julie
Have enjoyed LHTH, LHFHG, BLHFHG, BHFHG, PHFHG, CTC, RTR, RevtoRev, MTMM, DITHOR, WG, WH, USI, USII
Currently using WH and RTR
Wife to Rich for 23 years
Mother to 3 sons, ages 19, 16, and 12
Sister to Carrie
my3sons
 
Posts: 10465
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:08 pm
Location: South Dakota


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