Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up (Global Conflict and The Holocaust) - November 6

Pretzels remind us of the Trinity
Pretzels remind us of the Trinity


But first we start off the beginning of this week by making pretzels for our Reformation Day Celebration.  The pretzels remind us of the Trinity, and Salvation through Jesus' atoning death.
Homemade Pretzels
Homemade Pretzels




We've spent these past two weeks catching up on the previous two weeks that had 1/2 of our family down with sickness at a time.

We did manage to continue our readings on WWII.  This week concentrating on The Holocaust (though in the previous week did read about Corrie Ten Boom and Dietrich Bonhoeffer).

Selected Reading about The Holocaust
Selected Reading about The Holocaust


Due to the nature of the Holocaust and the emotional drain of the material, we didn't get as much done on our WWII projects as originally planned.  But, we had an impromptu garden planting - which is about as hands-on and you can get!

Our Victory Garden
Our Victory Garden

My 8 and 10 year olds prepared the beds by pulling and pulling and pulling weeds.  In the midst of their work, they found an Earth Snake which was our overnight guest for observation. (See lower right portion of the cage)

Earth Snake
Earth Snake

They planted various wild flower seeds plus whatever seeds they could find in the fridge --- cucumber, green pepper, and lemon.  My 10 year old also planted his bean seed from his co-op class.  In a few days, "Voila!"

bean seed


We also had a much needed family day at our local Renaissance Faire.  Due to heat, only my 10 and 8 year olds went in costume.

A Princess and a fearless Knight!
A Princess and a fearless Knight!

The family at the front gate!
The family at the front gate!

Getting clues to solve a mystery from some reenactors
Getting clues to solve a mystery from some reenactors.

My fearless Knight 'visiting' the Barber for a clue.
My fearless Knight 'visiting' the Barber for a clue.

Join us next week as we venture to Pearl Harbor,  finish up our viewing of Vision Forum's D-Day DVD and get some much needed work done on our Molly and World War II lapbooks!

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