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July 10-16 Our Homeschool Weekly Report, week 33

Quentin at Rats! rehearsal.
Most of our week has been filled with Quentin's drama camp. Next week is the performances. We also had friends over for a game night.
week 33
As far as schoolwork goes, the boys...
  • Learned about the daily life of a monk, and wrote in their history journals.
  • Made a stained glass project. (post coming)
  • Learned about Westminster Abby and religious statues,and wrote in their history journals.
  • Learned about Jean Pucelle and the Book of Hours, and wrote in their history journals..
  • Made a monk's costume.
  • Played hopscotch and London Bridge.
  • Learned about the Miracle Plays.
  • Wrote their own Miracle Plays.
  • Completed monk's math problems.
  • Learned about All-Hollow's-by-the-Tower, and wrote in their history journals.
  • Made Illuminated letters in their history journals.
  • Learned about the church as a place of learning and wrote in their history journals.
  • Learned about the murder of Thomas Beckett and wrote in their history journals..
  • Learned about the poem, The Pied Piper by Robert Browning.
  • Learned about the heart and the circulatory system and wrote in their science journals.
    James' (age 14) science notebook page
Sources and Resources: 
  • Time Capsule: Medieval History
  • Exploring Creation with General Science, Jay Wile
  • Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, Fulbright and Ryan
What has your week been like?

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    1. Our week's been a lot less educational than yours! You really fit a lot of writing in. Wonderful sounding lessons. I'm looking forward to seeing the stained glass project.

      1. We try to write some every day, although some days it isn't much. They haven't quite finished the projects yet.

    2. A week of my ignoring the kids. Ok, actually it's been one of those weeks where I know we did stuff, but I don't remember what.

      1. I have many of those!!

    3. You all got a lot done this week. I haven't played London Bridge in years. I wonder if my kids even know that game. I need to fix that.
      Blessings, Dawn

      1. It was hard to play with just our family, but my boys did not want to do it outside the family. They felt it was too young and girlish.

    4. The camp must be very intense. In our schools kids are rehearsing for 2 months 2 times a week before performing. This seems shorter. Good luck to Quentin with his play!

      1. Well, first of all, it is only a 1/2 hour show, and it is a musical, so the kids can learn most of their lines easily. It runs for four weeks, 12 hours a week.
        When we do our plays, we only rehearse 1 hour a week, for 24 weeks, so, even though we have more time, we actually have a lot less rehearsal time than the camp.

    5. I'm not sure where summer weeks to. I always start a summer thinking we have all of this time to relax and spend just reading when I find it half over and most of my summer list left to do.

      1. I know what you mean. I haven't touched my summer bucket list much because we have been so busy.

    6. You guys really pack in the learning and still find time for fun. How do you get your kids motivated to do summer school?

      1. I am lucky. My kids like school and actually ask to do it.

    7. Fun stuff! Are you on your summer holidays yet?


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