Home School Life Journal

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

November 28-December 4, Our Homeschool Weekly Report, week 11

November 28-December 4
Advent Activities
We have been using the Picture Smart Bible Study for our Jesse Tree activities. We read the appropriate passage in the Bible and color in this portion of the worksheet.

Light one purple candle of the Advent wreath for week 1.
Get a Christmas Tree.
Jesse Tree: Creation
Read Genesis 1: 26-31.

Put up the Tree.
Jesse Tree: Adam and Eve
Read Genesis 3:1-19
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
-Romans 3:23

Decorate the tree.
Jesse Tree: Noah
Read Genesis 6:11-14, 7: 17-18, and 8: 8 to 9:13
Topics: God always keeps his promises. Dove and the olive branch as symbols for peace.
Put out the Nativities.
Jesse Tree: Abraham
Read Genesis 12: 1-7
Topics: Obedience.
St. Barbara's Day

week 11
We eased back into school after a long illness.

History/Literature: Beowulf

I had them make their own original illustrations using Beowulf.

Medieval History: Islam

We are studying religion in the Middle Ages, beginning with Islam.

Science: Biology

We did an experiment to determine factors that affect bacterial growth.

Fine Arts: Drama

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  1. I am glad the illness is over! It looks like you are enjoying your Advent!

  2. So happy to hear the illness has FINALLY left your house. Oh my.

    Your tree? BEAUTIFUL! I haven't had a real tree since I lived at home. Oh how I miss them. They are so expensive here. David hates to spend the $$ on one. :(

  3. Glad you all feel better! :)

  4. I am so glad you all are well. I love your tree. I was raised with long needle Christmas trees. You can't find them down here.
    Blessings, Dawn

  5. Glad you're recovering. Looks like you had fun picking a tree that was just the right size!

  6. So pleased you are feeling better and are able to enjoy all that the advent season has to offer!

  7. I'm glad your'e feeling better, too. That Christmas tree is magnificient! We got ours today. We haven't had a real one since before we had children. It smells so good.

  8. I'm glad you're feeling better! It's so much fun to go pick out Christmas trees.

  9. Glad everyone's feeling better! Looks like getting your tree is something everyone takes very seriously :) - and it looks beautiful!


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