Home School Life Journal

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

Retrospect of 2010 and Index of Activities

2010
The past year was a very busy and happy year for us. We learned a lot and made many memories.

January
Magnets
Sound including making our own violin
Dry Ice Investigations
Turgor Pressure
Woodworking at Lowes
Bas Relief
Sewing Fingerpuppets

February
making candleholders
ABC's
Etruscan Art
Greek Amphora pictures
Snow!
Felt Fortune Cookies for Chinese New Year
Density
Atomic Motion and Temperature
Chemical Reactions
Abacus and Sorobon
Sumi-e Painting
George Washington's Cherry Pie
Weight and Speed of Falling Objects
Battle of Marathon

March
The Path of Planets
Scientific Method
Area and Multiplication with Tiles
Aesop's Fables
Pythagoras
Tangrams
Salt and Fresh Water Density
Finger Puppets and Storytelling
Medusa
Iditarod
Surface Tension
Greek Theatre
Letter Sewing Cards
Ancient Maps with Modern Map Overlays
Archimedes
Rainbow Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day
The Lever
Olympic Games
Separation of Sedimentation
First Reading Games
Math with Easter Eggs & Jellybeans
Rocks & Minerals
Fossil Casts
Ice Experiments
Models of DNA
Minerals in Bone
Nature Study: Daffodils and Jonquils

April
April Fool's Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Olympic Games
Finding Food in Plants
Magic Loops
Hopscotch
Consumable Math Manipulatives
Nature Walks
Simple Biosphere
Chemical Weathering
Greek Feast
Planting a Garden
Celtic Shields & Oat Cakes
Dandelion Chains
Napier's Rods
The Composite Flower
Flower Leis or Crowns
Roman Road, Coins & Roman Numbers

May
Roman Standards
Collages-Torn Paper, Nature
Outdoor Playhouse
Kinetic Energy
A Miniature Garden Pergola
Sipping Honeysuckle
Quentin turns 6
Strawberries
Mulberries
Medieval Time
The Garden Snake
Sam turns 13

June
Lots of Swimming
Gem Mine
Byzantine Mosaics
Celebrating Summer
Fireflies
Earthworms
Islam & Vikings
Postcrossing
Illuminated Manuscript
Goats
James' 9 1/2 Birthday

July
Playing Store
Making Sandcastles
Anglo-Saxon England
Postcard-Geography Album
Atoms
Cooking & Math
Multiplication all sorts of ways
Ants & Wasps
Cimabue
Alex turns 16
Charlemagne & The Holy Roman Empire
Norman Keeps
Building Molecules
Lemonade Stand
Embroidery
Giotto
Blackberries
Feudal System & Chess
Saddleback Caterpillar

August
Molecular Bonding & Geometry
Castles
More Postcards
Stone Soup
Reading Lessons
Salt
Water -Solvent, Polarity, Solid, Chemical Composition, Synthesis
Giotto
Knights
Chemical Reactions
Family Camp with all sorts of Crafts, Games and other good stuff
Young Eagle Flights
Renaissance Faire
Gettysburg
Outlaw Days

September
School Cones
Embroidery and the Bayeux Tapestry
Playing Store
Cootie Catchers
Sailboats
Nature Walks
More Postcards
Castles
Limbourg Brothers
Pastels
Physical vs. Chemical Change
Hands-On Geometry
Fall Party
Church in the Middle Ages
Butterflies & Moths
Climbing
Acid & Bases
Faux Stained Glass
Katie turns 19

October
Mushrooms
Chromatography
Story Stones
The Plague
Postcards (again)
Molecules & Separating Mixtures
Limboug Brothers & Pastels
Long Hours in the Open Air
Hands-On Geometry
Apples
Horses
Joan of Arc & The Hundred Years War
Isabella Moth Caterpillar (Woolly Bear)
Crosslinking Polymers
Science Mystery
Osage Orange
Fra Angelico
Medieval Eastern Europe
More Reading Lessons
Fall Beach Walk
Temperature and Solubility
Stringing Necklaces
Symmetry
Halloween
Marco Polo

November
Pentaminoes
Bear Bread Math
Fra Angelico
Marco Polo
Science Mystery
Fraction Snacks
Nature Walks
Martinmas Lantern Walk
Postcards (still more)
Long Division
More Faux Stained Glass
Leonardo DaVinci
Making Handwriting Fun
Glowing Beverage
Thanksgiving Activities and Treats

December
Advent Activities and Crafts
Marco Polo
Science Mystery
Postcard Geography
Leonardo DaVinci
The War of the Roses
Christmas
James turns 10

Looking forward to more learning and fun in 2011!

2 comments:

  1. Wow! That really does look like a lot.

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  2. A true love of learning! I like how you bolded one topic in each month.

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