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

February 6-12, Our Homeschool Weekly Report, week 15

week 15
I have very few pictures this week, but I can tell you what we accomplished.
This week the boys went roller skating for First Friday Skating with other homeschoolers. Alex painted this picture of Purple Mountains' Majesty using cool colors. 
James and Quentin wrote their paragraphs about The Song of Roland using these key words.
We studied the Song of Roland to finish up our study of the Carolingians and we began the Abbasid Dynasty, creating notebook pages on both of them. We also learned that the Twelve Peers of Charlemagne were also called Paladins. They first appear in the The Song of Roland, where they represent Christian valor against the Saracen hordes inside Europe.
Quentin worked on his Medieval math project, James worked on Pre-Algebra and Sam worked on Algebra II assignments. Quentin and James worked on their spelling and Sam wrote an opinion paper. Sam is continuing to do well with Rosetta Stone's Japanese program. We rehearsed the play we are doing this year, The Keeper of the Tales, and may have secured a stage to perform it on for Mother's Day. We read about muscles and planned some projects. We read about Abraham and Issac. We learned about Burma and had a Burmese meal.
We celebrated Lincoln's birthday with our traditional dessert log, this year's being an ice cream log. We planned to have guests over but the son, who has CF, started a new round of strong antibiotics and he felt too bad. We postponed the dinner until next week.

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  1. I missed reading about your weeks! They are always so beautiful. What do you use for Algebra II. Keilee HATES Math. :/

    1. Sam is using Teaching Textbooks and is loving it.

  2. I am always impressed with how you manage to do so many different things in one week. Sorry about missed dinner.

  3. Love the hat! Sounds like great week...even without photos! ;) You're always creative and hands on! I wish I had it in me to be more of both, but lately I just don't! We get through our book work and move onto STAYING WARM and SHOVELING. :sigh: Your photos up top are so WARMING. :D

  4. Yes,the hat is great. What a fun idea to have a dessert roll. I so enjoy seeing what you all do each week.
    Blessings, Dawn

  5. You always have some fun stuff going on in your house :)

  6. He, he! I love the hat! And the icecream log is such a great idea. Another lovely week, Phyllis!

  7. The hat is great :) Too bad about the dinner...I hope the antibiotics are doing there job, and he's feeling better now. The rest of the week sounds extremely productive. You always manage so much history work!

  8. What a busy week! It's amazing how much your family gets done!

  9. I feel for you with the sickness, we're all dragging right now.

    I love the Purple Mountains Majesty picture.


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