Home School Life Journal

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

July 8-14, 2016 Our Homeschool Weekly Report, days 161-165

July 8-14, 2016

It is almost eerie how the reflection of me taking a picture of the poster blends in with the poster's content.
 Quentin went to acting camp every day this week, and...
a Fencing lesson... 
including his first one minute match.

days 155-159
Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream
" ...Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight..."
We looked at the scene in which Bottom, Quince, Starveling, Snug and Snout are practicing their play and Puck gets the idea of how to have Titania fall in love with a beast -by giving Bottom the head of a donkey!

The Reluctant Writer's Research Paper
James has been working on his research paper on wasp nests. This week we worked on finding internet sources. He was required to find websites sponsored by an organization or one in which the author cites his name, and hopefully, accreditation. No wikis allowed. He was required to write another outline for the websites, extracting information from them that he had not already gathered. He also needed to include the citations in the form of name of article, name of website, author's name or the name of the organization and link address.
James also worked on a essay comparing the Incans, Aztec and Mayans.

Aside from that, math goes on as usual, as it is Teaching Textbooks and so it is self-teaching and self-grading.

What have you been up to this week?


  1. We are going to be working on research papers this year. I know my reluctant writer isn't looking forward to it at all. My oldest loved fencing and took it for 6 years.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. We have so much in common!

    2. We have so much in common!

  2. I hope Quentin enjoys his camp! It looks so fun.

  3. Camp looks fun! My son Micah took Fencing in College! I currently trying to decide what math curriculum to use for Jerry! I'll check out the Teaching Textbook! Have a great week!

  4. I am so jealous of the fencing lessons.

  5. I want to fence!!! It looks like so much fun. I was watching the boys at our homeschool park day, running around with duct tape weapons, and thinking a fencing class is just what we need :)

    1. You might be interested to know that of all the students there, almost half of them are female!

    2. You might be interested to know that of all the students there, almost half of them are female!

  6. Acting camp sounds like fun!

  7. Thomas loved fencing and got all his awards, but to take it any further in the UK would have meant a huge time commitment which neither Gary or Thomas were willing to give. So he took up mountain biking instead!


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