Home School Life Journal

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

September 19-25, 2014: Our Homeschool Weekly Report, week 4

September 19-25
What did we do this week?
This week was a pretty quiet one for us. Sam went with some friends to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.
Week 4
Quentin's (age 10) map from History Odessey
History: Medieval History: The Barbarian Migrations, pt 1
We are reading Favorite Norse Myths. We have also read The Gods of the Teutons, Nibelungs and Alaric the Visigoth from Famous Men of the Middle Ages (Heritage History.) They completed notebook pages on the Visigoths.

History: Medieval History: Ghana
We also studied the history of Ghana to go along with our geography studies.

World Geography and Culture (World Food Cafe): Mali, West Africa

For our country study of Mali, we made West African Beans and Okra and Sweet Potatoes in a Cayenne, Ginger and Peanut Sauce.

United States Geography: Squished Penny Geography Album: Hawaii, part 2: O Ľahu

We finished up our study of Hawaii by taking another virtual trip and completed a page in our Squished Penny Geography Album.

Co-op: Art (Drawing) and Leadership/Team-building

We made One-Point Perspective drawings (using this tutorial from Hodgepodge) in Art class...
In Team-building, they had to decide as a group 12 things you would take with you off the plane if you crashed near a deserted island. They also did trust-building activities, like the one in the photograph above.

English (The Logic of English)

Phonograms: er, or, ea, sh
Spelling Rule: A E O U usually say their names at the end of a syllable.
Grammar: Irregular Plurals, Non-count Nouns

Math (Learn Math Fast)

Borrowing in Subtraction Problems
Reducing Fractions

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  1. Thanks for including the link to the drawing tutorial!

  2. What fun this week....love the pictures!

  3. Looks like a great week. We may have to try out the art tutorial too.

  4. This looks like such a great week. You guys do so much. Do you keep all of their work? You would need a storage building to store it all in!!! I love the Leadership/Team Building at Co-op!!

    1. No, I don't keep all of their work. I do keep their history notebooks and much of their artwork is framed and hangs on the walls. Other than that, I mostly use the blog as a keepsake reminder of their work. I hope to one day make some "yearbooks" of their work with photo books for each year. I never seem to get around to that, though.

  5. A lovely week as usually. I love the art picture - he did a really good job. And I smile every time you post about your squished coins!

  6. team building for a co-op class....that's a neat idea. :)

    I am, Annette@ A net in time (http://anetintimeschooling.weebly.com/a-net-in-time-blog)

  7. What a fun week! I love the team building class.
    Blessings, Dawn

  8. Thanks for the reminder to pick up the Heritage History stuff. That's been on my to do list.

  9. Love the chalk pastels. We will be starting those this week!

  10. Looks like another fun filled week of awesome projects and some yummy meals! I included your blog in my list of favorite homeschooling blogs posting tomorrow!


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