Friday, September 14, 2012

Our Little School at Home: HOD Rev to Rev Unit 6

What a fun week! Joshua baked cookies this week. Although it is not expected in the guide, he always copies the recipes into his own recipe book. He started this discipline last year with Resurrection to Reformation. Eventually he will have his own little cookbook. How great is that?

He finished Michael Faraday and began reading about Thomas Edison. Joshua has studied Edison so many times in the past that it is exciting to listen to him compare the books he has read in the past with what he is currently reading. We are trying to figure out if a short field trip to Edison's birthplace would be worthwhile next week.

Another hit this week was the Music Appreciation study paired with the Story Time book we've been reading. The book is a fictional account of Nannerl Mozart. Joshua has been captivated by it and researched her true story, as well as that of Wolfgang Amadeus. In addition, he wanted to "hear the music." So, we have heard classical music playing throughout the day. How wonderful!!

Joshua was doing dictation and disagreed with the punctuation used. He discussed it with me. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was right, but just in case, I called my sister. Being a former English teacher and a writer, she is the expert we call whenever we have a question. She agreed with us. I was so excited! And, no, not because incorrect punctuation was in the passage, but because my son recognized it!! WOW!! I know that I am overusing the exclamation point, but WOW!!!!!

Love, love, love that Heart of Dakota isn't just "schoolwork," but is igniting Joshua's love for learning. He is growing so much. I am amazed at this incredible, godly young man that he is becoming. All praise and honor to You, Lord!

Thank You, Jesus! And thank You, Lord, for leading us to HOD!


  1. I love the idea of copying recipes like that! We're only in Bigger, but when we get to later guides that is something I'll want to do too! Sounds like your boy is thoroughly enjoying school. What a blessing for you!

    1. I can't take any credit for the recipe book idea. My ds came up with it on his own. I think that is why he continues to do it. :) Thanks for stopping by.