Home School Life Journal

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

April 17-23 Our Homeschool Weekly Report, week 25

April 17-23 

We rehearsed our play. We worked on props for it as well.

We went on a big shopping trip with everyone. Some the above pictures are from the restaurant we had lunch at. Katie is working on her applique project, Alex is working on his iPad and the boys are putting together their Lego kits.

We enjoyed the company of friends over to our home.
week 25

We started next year's math. Quentin reviewed place value into the billions. James is working on Pre-Algebra skills and Sam is working on Algebra II.

We finished up our study of the Vikings and are moving on to the Normans.

  • Read from The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia. Make notes of key words as you read. Write a few sentences about what you have learned in your history notebook. Another option is to use the Medieval History Portfolio, Homeschool Journey.
  • Go through the story, making maps using maps (Medieval Maps) as a guide. Color an appropriate map such as the one with History Odyssey, Pandia Press, Level 2 (5th-8th grade).
  • Include appropriate dates on your timeline.
We reviewed South, Central and North America and learned about Costa Rica and celebrated with a Costa Rican dinner.

We read books. James and Quentin are reading Viking Adventure. We finished up The Rocket Boys by Homer Hickman. (The book October Sky was made from.)

We had planned to launch our model rockets but it was too windy on the day we had planned, so we are putting it off until after the play, or mid-May.
We completed some science demonstrations about combustion.

What did you do this week? 

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  1. What lovely science going on around your home. My kids are delighted that I am doing a better job getting science into many of our days.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Looks like another fun week of learning and time with friends. I wish we lived near each other!

  3. It feels like much of these past few weeks have been working on character, rather than interesting school stuff, but it's been good.

    I need to try the what combustion needs because I've heard that's another way to successfully simulate clouds.

    1. That is just what next Sunday's post is about.

    2. That is just what next Sunday's post is about.

  4. Another fun filled, busy week under your belts!
    Will you be sharing Katie's applique project? I love applique and would be very interested.

    1. Of course, when she finally finishes it!

  5. I too look forward to seeing Katie's applique - she's been working so hard on it!


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