We just finished Week 22, can you believe it??
I would love to post each missing week from the highlights but I don't think that is going to happen.
We've been busy. There are days that have been very hard but they have also been very good too.
Enough jabbering... here are a bunch of pictures to show what we've been up to.
The biggest blessing in Bible and History is our addition of the Word of Promise CD's.
We read some passages but now we also listen to these excellent readings. Just hearing Jim Caviezel (who played Jesus in The Passion) read all through Luke has been so insightful.
The entire set was an early birthday present from Nana and Auntie Cindy. It is very much appreciated. The kids don't ever want to turn it off and are quite disappointed when we move on to our history portion.
God and the History of Art
We were supposed to make a solar system out of paper but that actually seemed like more work than picking up the little styrofoam kit from Michael's.
She kinda took the planets up a notch...
My detailed-oriented first born made sure that "New Zealand has clouds, that it was raining in Scotland but," she gave Cardiff, "fine weather for a change."
Here is the completed model:
In history, we are now, thankfully, full swing into the Middle Ages. Leisl has become quite the expert on this period of time with all the research she does. She has been a great help as we study through.
All the kids had such a hard time with our study on Islam. It just made them so sad and they didn't want to notebook it. I said they could do a compare and contrast and were very relieved.
We also covered the Byzantine Empire:
The Crusades and Vikings:
We made crests on shields:
Brigitta did an amazing job on her Book of Kells notebooking sheet:
And miscellaneous notebooking pages not in order :)
And I particularly loved Leisl's monk notebooking:
We've started our castle but it is slow going.
We're on our last read aloud for the year (Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim's Progress)
The Captain was reading,"... the slough of despond" and Nana thought he said,
"The slouch of the pond?!"
On that note, I'll close our little update and bid you all a good night :)
Until next time...