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

July 1-7, 2016: Our Homeschool Weekly Report: days 150-154 Independence Day Weekend

July 1-7, 2016

This week was incredibly busy and fun. We had lots of Independence Day Weekend celebrations, which included lots of good food (including cute red, white and blue firecracker jello cups),playing at the beach, watching fireworks and having fun with friends.

We had to take our car in for service and spent the day in Newark, Delaware, ending up at the Hibachi restaurant.

days 150-154

Quentin started fencing lessons.

Katie is doing well with her college class.

Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream
"...There sleeps Titania sometime of the night..."
For our Shakespeare studies this week we looked at the part in which there are lover's quarrels. Oberon puts magic juice on Titania's eyes in order for her to fall in love with a beast. Puck  mistakenly puts the magic juice in Lysander's eyes and he falls in love with Helena.

The Reluctant Writer's Research Paper
Remember James' research paper on wasps? We are still working on it. He made an outline of the book of his choice, making one section of the outline for each chapter of the book that applied to his topic. The outline was written in phrases and was encouraged to write the phrases in his own words. This is to reduce the possibility of plagiarism, even accidental. He also wrote down the citation (name of book, author, date of publication, publisher and city of publication.) You would be surprised how many times the books were returned to the library without our writing down this information, so I get them in a habit of including that information on the outline.

Nothing else in particular to note on these quite yet, but I have a few posts coming.

6 comments:

  1. It sounds like a good week.
    Blessings, Dawn

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  2. It looks like you are keeping busy this summer. Will there be a traditional summer camp?

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    1. If you mean Camp Bergenholtz, yes, although it will be during the first two weeks of August, instead of the last two weeks because of college schedules.

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    2. If you mean Camp Bergenholtz, yes, although it will be during the first two weeks of August, instead of the last two weeks because of college schedules.

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  3. That's a good idea to get them in the habit of writing down citations. I'm going to start the kids on doing that soon.

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  4. I wondered how Katie was doing in college. I'm so pleased she is enjoying it and doing well :)

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