Home School Life Journal

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

May 20-26, 2016, Our Homeschool Weekly Report, days 120-124

May 20-26, 2016
days 120-124

Quentin finished up the study of the crusades with a look at the minor crusades. James made notes on the reading we are doing about the Mayans.  He will eventually use these notes to write a paper.

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows," 
- Midsummer Night's Dream

We started early on next year's  study of Shakespeare, using Ken Ludwig's How to Teach your Children Shakespeare as a guide. James, meanwhile, is using Edcon's Midsummer Night's Dream guide. This is a big change for us, as the workbook format is against everything I prefer in a teaching style, but it was recommended by James' Educational Consultant. It practices the foundational skills needed for kids who are having trouble keeping up with high school level reading material. He is doing well with it. Meanwhile, I am reading the play to them in short bits everyday.

Quentin is working through his Teaching Textbooks math. Since we started this program mid-year, he will be working on it all summer (and maybe the beginning of next year.)
Quentin's seafood dinner of salmon, mussels and scallops, with garlic bread to sop up the broth with. Not pictured is broccoli with cheese sauce that went with his dinner.

Quentin is learning how to cook, and is cooking most of the meals, with my supervision. The goal is that he will be able to cook our basic meals totally by himself.

Sam and Alex have finished their year up, and I have sent for their diplomas. We will have their home graduation late June. I will still be doing some activities with Alex, as he will need mental stimulation all his life since he will not be able to pursue a career.

Katie's garden is producing lots of tasty herbs, which we have been enjoying in our cooking.

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  1. Yeah for extra cooks in the house. It looks like good food being created in your home.
    blessings, Dawn

  2. That reminds me I need to replant our herb garden.

  3. Oh, and congratulations to Sam and Alex on graduating!

  4. Two more graduates in your house! Time is really moving - it's just amazing.

  5. Good luck to Sam and Alex - time really flies. A is slowly starting to learn to cook as well.

  6. Ha ha! I like how the action figures are displayed. Kids' imaginations are incredible! Yay for Katy's garden. And congrats on finishing up the schooling for the other two.


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