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

This Beautiful Moment, Belated Birthday Present Edition and Snapshot Summary October 18-23 {Week 7}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. 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, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at SouleMama for all to find and see. Have a wonderful weekend!

Snapshot Summary October 18-23
Monday- Working with gumdrops and toothpicks we made models of polygons.

Tuesday: We completed a nature study of the Osage Orange tree and began our picture study of Fra Angelica's work. Sam and Katie went to square dancing in the evening.

Wednesday: In our study of the Wars of the Roses, we researched the English Monarchy, which led to research of the French Monarchy. Katie and Quentin went beachcombing. Now that it is fall, there are more shells and things to find.

Thursday: We completed reading and writing assignments today, but the most spectacular thing that happened was a package that arrived in the mail. A friend sent this huge package of Halloween surprises. Besides all kinds of candy goodies, there were costumes, and clothes, and Halloween books, and decorations and craft kits and toys and magazines and comic books and more. Halloween arrived at our house.
Friday- Today we completed some science experiments on the effects of temperature on solubility and discovered that for solids, the solubility increases with the increase in temperature but with gases the solubility decreases with the increase in temperature. For liquids, the temperature doesn't matter.
Saturday- Woodworking project at Lowes, lunch at McDonalds (with play area, of course), hair cuts all around for the boys and WalMart. Whew!


  1. Never too late to celebrate a birthday :)
    That fall walk looks like it was fun.

  2. I agree - never too late to celebrate! and i love the spice drop polygons!

    Here's my moment - if you are so inclined: http://kjoslyn78.blogspot.com/2010/10/this-moment_22.html

  3. I love the first picture.

  4. I LOVE that picture of your daughter!!!!! She looks sooo happy : )
    Great Pictures!
    Best Wishes,

  5. LOVE the photos. Just beautiful!

    happy day!

  6. Yes, and it is so hard to get a picture of Katie's face! She hides it so.

  7. Y'all have all the fun! Square dancing! a huge care package of goodies? A beautiful tree study - love the journal entries. Gumdrops and toothpicks! Plus the best of birthdays are those extended over days or weeks :)

    Sorry my site blasted your first comment away. It has been finicky this week :) ~Tricia

  8. beautiful moment! The picture radiated joy!

  9. nice! I knew she had a beautiful face!! ;)

  10. Love the gumdrop polygon models.


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