Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

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

Unschool Monday: From Table to Beach and Back Again

In the morning, we learned about the Seminole Indians and Quentin pretended to be in the corn dance.
In addition, James practiced reading with his Dad
and Sam completed some math and Latin.

Later on we went down to the beach. We didn't wear swim clothes because we expected the water to be too cold still, but we found that a little lake formed in the sand...well, maybe better to call it a huge puddle since it was only about 8 inches deep...

from all the rain I suppose.

It had been warmed by the sun...

and so they played.

The older kids had to have a splash fight...

which cooled them off quite nicely.

We played with driftwood.

We skipped stones.

and we finally made it to the Chesapeake water, but it was considerably colder...

so we went back to the big puddle-pond.

We played with seaweed, pretending we were sea monsters.

We ran races and collected shells.

Then storm clouds came rolling in and we had to call it a day.

Back home James made a suspension bridge from a kit I came across when going through stuff.

It didn't have any instructions with it, but he figured it out.

Quite a sense of accomplishment.

We read books before bed,
Dancing with the Indians for the younger boys,
about celebrating with the Seminole Indian tribe in the 1930's once the Seminole's were moved from Florida to Oklahoma, and The Andromeda Strain for the older boys.


  1. Ah. YUM.

    Looks like you had one Perfect Day. It's so lovely seeing so much Happy shining out—I'm so pleased for you all!

  2. Looks like so much fun! Love the suspension bridge!

  3. What a fun day! The kids were having a blast in the pond-puddle, huh? Big, happy smiles!

  4. Oh my goodness! What joy! What fun. Love all that splashing. And then bridge building too!


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