Home School Life Journal

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

Snapshot Summary: This Moment {Chocolate Bunny Edition}, April 25-29 {week 29}

{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments at SouleMama for all to find and see.

We left the house in the morning to go to the library and to do some errands and didn't get back until the afternoon. Once we got back Katie practiced napkin folding from a book we got her from the library and Quentin played with puppets. We also played games of Dominoes and completed some math. I made a Nine Men Morris board.  Then a black snake caused a lot of excitement. We are guessing that he was in the trees and came over to our drainpipe after eating a nice meal of perhaps a baby squirrel as there was a sizeable lump in one section of his body. James made a town in chalk on our front porch. James also added another page to our postcard-geography album and Katie cooked an Arkansas dinner. After dinner they went bike riding- the first time of the season.  James took some pictures of the clouds.  They read a book about Arkansas at bedtime.

We began our study of Tudor England and Shakespeare by putting together the printing frame in our Shakespeare In A Box and making a playbill. We read Romeo and Juliet and made paperdolls so the little boys could narrate the story. We learned about the globe theatre and made some notebook pages about what we studied.

We looked at Michelangelo's David and then made wild animal paper sculptures. We have been listening to Bach's concertos.

We finished up much of our week on Tudor England. We completed notebook pages on Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, and the explorers from England during this period, Cabot and Hudson. We made a model of the Globe Theatre and they performed little plays with it. James finished a Lego Quest. They played outside in the rain and puddles.

What we are reading.


  1. I am having bunny love! Great photo with the chocolate prize. How neat that you are studying Queen Elizabeth the week of the royal wedding! And a snake would cause much excitement around here too. Aaaah! Love your weeks. And I still smile when I see your beautiful tulip photo :)

    I just came across this for tomorrow and knew you'd enjoy it. Hope it transfers to this comment: ClarenceHouse The Official Programme is available to download as a printable PDF http://bit.ly/k2TbF5 #rw2011 #royalwedding

  2. The look on his face...he's going to enjoy that chocolate! I liked your animal sculptures!

  3. Love the bunny and chocolate mouth!

    Ours: http://worldofwiedz.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-moment_29.html

  4. I put a link to your blog on my blog today...hope you don't mind. I will remove it if you prefer. Just let me know :). I really do enjoy seeing what you guys are doing at home!

  5. Gotta love a boy and his chocolate!! You always seem to get so much accomplished! Love the Shakespeare stuff and I also want to start doing more notebooking. Thanks for linking up this week and have a great weekend!

  6. Great week!! Homeschool always looks like so much fun at your house.

    Chocolate bunny- yum!! Love that look.


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