Home School Life Journal

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

Snapshot Summary: September 21-26 {week 3}

21
Monday
Among the things we have done today...

read an Aesop fable (Slow and Steady wins the Race),
looked at and created copies of prehistoric art: Aboriginal Paintings from Australia,
read about solar flares and sunspots,
played math games with beans and cups and bowls,
and with pulleys (showing that a double pulley takes more string but less effort),
wrapped sushi for lunch,
built many things,
made slip for clay, and then projects of clay.
22
Tuesday
PE
Building
 Mathematics
Copywork
Writing the letter C
Brothers helping Quentin build letters with their bodies
23
Wednesday
Exercise.
Counting, Rows, Columns, Addition, Finding Area, Multiplication.
The Move from Caves to Towns, Jericho & Catal Huyak, maps, the Middle East, the Nile, Tigris & Euphrates, Mediterranean, Red & Caspian Seas, Persian Gulf.
Simple Machines- ramp, inclined plane, wedge.
"C" is for Cowboy Cookies- measuring, following directions, pouring, serving others.
cleaning up the backyard...helping out...being part of a family
Hermit crab races.
Building.
Patterns.
Nature Walk.


24
Thursday
It was so hot today, it sure didn't feel like a fall day. The bank thermometer said "80."

Much running around today.
We started off the day with making things with clay.
Archaeologists have found in Jericho pieces of clay bowl with the patterns of the weave of baskets in them. They believe they made baskets, and then pressed the clay into them and then fired them. The baskets burned away in the firing and left the bowls with the weave pattern. So we made a bowl in a basket.
And we made other things...all with care.
We drew the cattails we gathered yesterday in our nature journals, making careful observations.

James and Mom to the community college to meet his "reading specialist."
Quentin, Sam, Alex and Dad to the park to play and ride bikes with friends.
Katie home alone to enjoy peace and quiet.
A moment with James to enjoy the fountain after meeting the reading teacher.

A penny and a wish.
Moments later they pick us up and we swing by the Chinese place for take-out
25
Friday
Learning to read and write "C."
Painting and scupting clay.

26
Saturday
Playing War Games at Fort Miles
and then to Delaware Beaches.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a great week! Lots of time for fun and school work.

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  2. I love that ocean shot - I miss the ocean!

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