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

Geography-Postcard Album: Hawaii, “The Aloha State”

This week's postcard comes from the Mason family in the sunny state of Hawaii. I found their blog, Educating Crumpet, just recently and have enjoyed it very much. They have a lot of fun doing lots of hands-on projects in homeschooling their 5-year old son.

"We live on the island of Oahu and we LOVE it. The weather is usually beautiful and there is lots to do outdoors. The wildlife and flowers are amazing."
-The Masons wrote on the back of the postcard.

For our Hawaiian dinner, we ate chicken, pineapple, sweet peppers, onions and mushroom kabobs. We marinated the chicken in pineapple juice and soy sauce. They were delicious.
 We had brown rice and Hawaiian Sweet Bread.

We drank Pina-Colada milkshakes.

and our Edible Sand for dessert to remind us of all the beaches in Hawaii.

We played with volcanos.

I had planned to make leis with the boys, but we just didn't get to it.
What could be a more fun state to study?
"The landscape of Hawaii is as exotic as its history and people." 

More ideas at Giggles and Crayons, where they explored many Hawaiian fruits.
How to Draw Tiki Masks at Fairy Dust Teaching.

We have virtually visited 19 states (38%) and Washington DC in our postcard-geography album.

We have been having a wonderful (and educational) time making pages in our States Postcard Album, but we have only just begun. I am asking for your help. If you live in any of the below states and would like to exchange a postcard with us, please email me or leave a comment on this post and I will contact you about details. We will post your card when we do our page for that state! Thanks so much for helping us with this project. These are the states we need: Mississippi, New Jersey,Vermont, Wyoming.


  1. Love the volcano! I agree she has a wonderful blog.

  2. Love love love this post!
    the edible sand for dessert is a surprise, and Katie looks great with the grass skirt.

    Thanks for linking to Postcard Exchange Project.

    Blessings to your family.

  3. I love this post and I love her blog too!

  4. What a fun day for the kids!

    I would love to send you a postcard from Japan, thank you for sending us your home address.Will send it tomorrow.

    Have a nice day!

  5. I think this is one of my favorite States you have done so far!! How fun!!! Love Katie in the skirt and the sand desert. I know your kids are learning a ton Phyllis!!!

  6. I am from Virginia and can send you a postcard from our state.

  7. I live in Florida but I have an extra Michigan postcard if you would like me to send it to you! I lived there for a time when I was a little girl. Also, have you tried postcrossing? Its amazing! I have received postcards from all over the world!


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