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Home School Life Journal ........... painting by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Snapshot Summary, Embrace Edition, March 28-April 2 Break Week

This Moment
A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, go over to Soule Momma and link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

School Stories...
of tanagrams,
the Alexander the Great story, 
an Aesop's Story.
The Story of Sister and Brother Making Cookies.
 The Library Story of looking for books  and of big sister looking for books for her little brother and of pictures to color and puzzles to solve  and of many stories to take home for awhile.

Craisin-Pistachio Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Challah Bread
 Experimenting with Dying Eggs with Kool Aid

Today we studied the battle which added an Indian province to Alexander the Great's empire.
 "Treat me as a King ought" said King Porus when he was captured.

"That is understood," said Alexander, "but is there anything I can do for you personally."
"Everything is included in that one request," replied Porus.
We made scientific investigations about the nature of water and of archaeological digs.
We played a long game of Yahtzee and everyone cheered when James got a Yahtzee and everyone cheered when Quentin got a Yahtzee and then James got another and then Katie got one and then Quentin got another. Five Yahtzees in the game, all totalled. James made a spring confetti cake.

This evening we had mini-burgers and cups of steaming hot cocoa for desert for the hamburgers were not hamburgers and the cups of hot cocoa were not either hot or cocoa. After all, it was April Fool's Day. Hamburgers even a vegetarian can love.

This Friday's dough was mixed and kneaded and games were played while it rested. But it was not a bread dough this time and so it was rolled and molded and given a hot water bath before being baked. Recipe here.

While Steven, Sam, James, Katie and Alex spring cleaned the backyard
Quentin and I
mixed and kneaded,
rolled and baked,
and glazed Hot Cross Buns
and made other preparations for tomorrow.
Happy Easter!

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