Home School Life Journal

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

November 6-12, 2015, Our Homeschool Weekly Report, days 39-43

November 6-12, 2015
This week...
James, waiting at the side of the rink during a "corners" game.
we went to First Friday Homeschool Roller Skating.

There was a game night with friends.

Katie made me this Orange Italian Cream Cake, which was a labor of love and took half the day to make!
My 54th birthday was celebrated with friends. As some of you know, it is also the anniversary of when I was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago.

days 39-43

For math this week, Quentin learned the properties of multiplication, practiced exponents and worked with prime numbers. Alex reviewed lines and segments in geometry. James worked on commutative properties in Algebra I. Sam worked on roots and irrational numbers in Algebra II.

In English, James worked with diagramming sentences and writing. Quentin worked on spelling of au, aw and augh words. They both worked on cursive handwriting (p,u,n,s).

In history, we finished studying the Incans.

In geography, we began our study of the Iberian peninsula.

In science, we read about the integumentary system.

For fine arts, Alex worked on his four seasons tree postcard. Katie, James and Quentin rehearsed Murder at the Banquet and Quentin rehearsed A Christmas Carol. 
I would like to ask you to pray for Quentin's voice teacher. Have you ever met someone and had an instant connection with them and felt like you have known this person your whole life? That is the connection we have with this man. Quentin had one lesson. The teacher had recently had open heart surgery and you could tell he was not feeling 100%, but his warmth and talent as a teacher was so much present. The next week our lesson was cancelled because he had to go into the hospital for a second heart surgery. His recovery was much longer this time, and we just has another lesson scheduled when I got another text saying that he was having trouble getting his blood pressure up to what it should be and that he had to take another trip to the emergency room the night before and our lesson was postponed until next week. Can you include this wonderful man in your prayers this week?

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  1. What a lovely week. Happy Birthday - that cake sounds delicious. My thoughts are with your friend.

  2. Happy Birthday to you!

    Will certainly be praying for Quentin's voice teacher.

  3. We will pray for your voice teacher. Happy birthday!
    Blessings, Dawn

  4. Oh no! I'll be praying for him.

    And Happy birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday! Wishing all the best to you and wishing a speedy recovery to the voice teacher!

  6. Happy Birthday!

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  8. Happy, happy birthday. The cake looks delish!

  9. Happy belated birthday! I hope things are turning out well for your music teacher/new friend. You have such a lovely heart for people - it's really inspiring.

  10. I wish we had a place that did (or had the means to do) a homeschool skate. I love roller skating and we're always looking for ways to add phys. ed. into our days. Looks like fun!

    1. It is one of my kids' favorite activities.

  11. Happy belated birthday, Phyllis and congrats on still being cancer free. I guess I got behind on reading blogs last week. I hope Quentin's voice teacher will be alright. That's so sad.

  12. Praying for Quentin's teacher.Happy birthday!!!


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