Home School Life Journal

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

July 24-30 Our Homeschool Weekly Report, week 35 July is Over!

My best friend (and sister-in-law), Brenda, came to visit us this week in order to see the play Quentin was in.
Closing Night of Rats!

The run of Quentin's play finished, with a sold-out house each of the three nights.

And so it was time for celebration!

Midas congratulated Quentin.

We went to our neighborhood pizza place to celebrate.

Afterwards, we went down to the beach.

Brenda led us in some Tai Chi lessons.

Then we came back home and had some dessert champagne (or sparkling cider) and some Strawberry Creme Smith Island Cake.

"We raise our glass in celebration,
No more Rats!"
On another day, Brenda treated us to a dinner at Red Robin. We also had Hope and Eddie over for a game night.

week 35
As a result of the busy weeks we have had, I am so behind in posting our school activities. I will list what we accomplished here, but I will try to go back and add posts about the different activities or at least photos of them as I get time.

This week the boys...
  • completed a blood typing demonstration and recorded the results in their science journals.
  • looked at the daily life of a baron.
  • read some of The Canterbury Tales.
  • listened to medieval music.
  • made a baron's costume.
  • learned about Hadrian's wall.
  • learned about Matthew Paris.
  • made a plan of a manor.
  • played relay tag and Pickaback relay.
  • learned about the peasant's revolt
  • drew and wrote in their history journals.
  • learned about comets.
  • completed some baron's business math problems.
  • chose a site for a village.
  • learned the parts of and designed a sword.
  • learned about rope making and made some rope.
  • learned about the Magna Carta.
  • made Strawberries-in-the-Snow.

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. What a great celebration!
      Blessings, Dawn

    2. Performing teaches kids such great life skills and builds real confidence.

    3. I love the idea of designing a sword. Congratulations to Quentin on completing his play!

      I'm really behind on posting about activities too, it's been a very busy summer.

    4. Another week full of fun, family, and friends! Congrats on the success of Rats!!The blood typing activity looks interesting!


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