Home School Life Journal

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

This Beautiful Moment; He's Home! Edition and Snapshot Summary; August 8-14, Summer Session, week 1

{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.

During our summer semester, we work on things that they need more work in or skills that I don't want them to lose before we start our new school year.
Place Value with Marhmallows

Michigan page in our Postcard-Geography album

Making crockpot applesauce.

Word Roll Game

practicing spelling words with Cheez-it Scrabble Junior Crackers
You can also play Bingo with this printable board.
Nature Study
The kids found a millipede.

In The Kitchen
Pasta Salad Skewers
Summer Fun
We tried a new fruit (something on our summer bucket list) this week -Doughnut Peaches.
As you can see, the fruit is much whiter and firmer than regular peaches. Steven thought it tasted a bit like a pear. James thought it tasted like a cross between an apple and a peach.

This week's Artie and Mike.


  1. I bet you are so pleased to have him home!!

  2. It must be so good to have your dh home! It looks like you had a great time in spite of what must have been a challenging week.

  3. It must be fabulous to have him home. Does he need anymore surgeries?

  4. I know you are all happy that he is home

  5. OK, I am missing something- what happened to the man of the house? I hope he heals quickly!

  6. Wonder Mom -He broke his leg very close to the knee in four places. I posted about it here:
    Ticia -We don't know yet. We won't know for a couple of weeks when he goes in to see if the one side is knitting on its own with the plate in the other side to support it.
    The whole healing process with take 3-6 months.

  7. So glad he is home!

  8. How wonderful to have Steven home! And how admirably you all have soldiered on, taken care and slowed for the healing. Your week is yet another beautiful one. I sure love how you incorporate food with all of your learning activities. The cheez-it scrabble! And, of course, I love the crock pot applesauce!

  9. Try a new fruit - that's something we haven't done this summer - thanks for the reminder. You come across so patient, and content despite your worries for your husband, and move being put on hold - thanks for the example!

  10. Great idea with the crockpot applesauce after I'll have to give it a try when it's time for apple picking.
    The rest of the pictures look tasty.

  11. ouch, your poor husband!

  12. What a beautiful way to remember your week! I love all the bright photos :)

  13. i am seriously eating cheez-it scrabble pieces as i type. hee hee.
    glad your husband is home and i'm hoping with you for swift healing -- i have admired your grace in the midst of it all.

  14. So glad your husband is home! What a long, painful journey, I'm sure. I hope he is healing well, and that your family is enjoying summer. Looks like you are!

  15. I am glad your husband is home and hope that he will heal completely!


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