Friday, May 18, 2018

Homeschool Highlights - Rainy Days Edition

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Welcome to Homeschool Highlights! 
This weekly link-up is your opportunity to share some highlights of what is happening in your homeschool and in your world each week. If you write a wrap-up post at the end of each week, like I've been doing, we'd love to see what you're busy with from week to week. If you'd like to pick a favorite post from your week that spotlights a resource or activity in your homeschool that you'd like to tell others about, we're interested in those too. I'm keeping the guidelines as simple as I can, and they will appear at the bottom of each post, along with the link tool. I look forward to getting to know you, and I hope this will be a source of encouragement and good ideas for all of us.

Grab a cup of coffee and let's get started!

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Homeschool news  . . . I hadn't really intended to take a break this week, but that's the way it worked out. Kennady did work on History and finished her final exam for French I, but we wound up out of the house for one reason or another almost every day this week. Since all she has left to finish up now is History and Algebra (and a couple of review things we are working on), so we do need to hit the books but it's not a panic. Not quite.

Other news . . . So last week shortly into the big job of mowing the yard, the belt for the mower deck broke. And we had little choice but to let the grass grow ever higher until we had time to replace the belt and then mow. It took two separate trips into town on Saturday before I had the right size belt, and because it was already late in the day by the time I went back the second time, Kennady and I had permission to take our time and do some other shopping as well. Worked out very well for me, because not only did we both find new dresses, but she decided to buy me some flowers for Mother's Day.

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Sunday - Mother's Day - was a nice, quiet day, and my boys bought pizza and wings for our lunch so I didn't have to cook or clean up. Or even stand in a long line for a table at a restaurant. So it was good.

We got to enjoy a spectacular sunset on Monday evening (I think it was Monday - the days have all run together for me at this point!) and then the rains came.

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And between the hubster and Spencer, they got the lawn mowed and the tractor went into the garage just as the raindrops started falling on Tuesday. And it feels like it's been raining ever since. There have been some short breaks, but not many.

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Wednesday was the last night of the kids program at church, and I'm not sad about it at all. I was pressed into service and it's not my favorite thing, so I admit I'm relieved to be relieved of the duty! 

Yesterday evening was the Homeschool Moms Night Out so I got to enjoy coffee and conversation with some other moms while Landon was doing something official-like at Civil Air Patrol.

And today Kennady is spending the day with a friend before going to the homeschool group's Junior Senior Banquet tonight. Landon left with friends early this morning for a weekend road trip to a rock festival so hopefully they will have a great time and not do stupid things. They are staying with my Harrison, so there is one responsible married man in the group!


I recommend . . . checking out the spring savings at SchoolhouseTeachers,com this month. During May, $9.95/month or $99/year will get you an Ultimate Membership and access to hundreds of complete homeschool courses, hundreds of videos and eBooks, and the full World Book library. In addition you'll also get the summer print edition and the tote bag. For more details, see my post Expand Your Homeschool World with SchoolhouseTeachers.com

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On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Teaser Tuesday/First Chapter First Paragraph - No Less Days
What I'm Reading - May 14, 2018
Recent Reads - A Treacherous Curse
Scripture and a Snapshot - A Prayer for Mothers

Just A Second is where I share book reviews and other book-related things, and update on what's on my bookshelf. This week I finished and reviewed A Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery) by Deanna Reybourn. I also finished As Death Draws Near (A Lady Darby Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber, with a review coming later today or sometime tomorrow. And I've been reading:

No Less Days by Amanda G. Stevens


A parting shot . . . Kennady's picture of Nonnie, Auntie Anne, Veronica (who has more selfie attitude at under two years old than I will ever have!), and Violet the Dog.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Virtual Refrigerator - Scarlet Witch

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Welcome to the Virtual Refrigerator art link-up! Thank you for joining us as we share what we're creating in our homeschools. We cordially invite you to add your link sharing artwork that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges too! The Virtual Fridge link-up is open all month, with anchor posts planned for each Wednesday.

Months ago, on a visit to IKEA, Kennady noticed they had wooden artist's figures and decided she wanted one. Not only would it be a neat decor item on her desk, but of course these figures are intended to provide a model for drawing human figures. She thought about it, and on our next visit she bought herself one. Now the IKEA ones are not as pose-able as she'd hoped, but still fun.

And it didn't take long before she decided to paint the figure as Scarlet Witch (a character from Marvel Comics, if you're like me and couldn't place it).

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Scarlet Witch by Kat

I'm thinking a new artist's figure with a wider range of motion might be fun.

 


Anyway. Glad the Fridge is Virtual, because a regular magnet wouldn't work for this!

(Also, sorry it's late!)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Expand Your Homeschool World with SchoolhouseTeachers.com

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Every now and again I highlight SchoolhouseTeachers.com and talk about some of the courses they offer, and today I'm passing along news of a great special savings offered during the month of May 2018. 

I've been crazy busy during the first half of this month, and some of that has been wrapping up the school year and starting to decide what's going on for next year. And even what to do about school during the summer - yes or no? At least a little bit? One thing I am planning on is using at least a couple of courses at SchoolhouseTeachers.com next year. And if you're not already planning to do the same, the special pricing this month may offer you the perfect opportunity to check it out.

Through May 31, 2018, Monthly Membership is just $9.95/month and Annual Membership is just $99 for the year. (Use the coupon codes MONTHLYOPTION and YEARLYOPTION respectively). Both membership options include access for your whole family to over 370 online courses for all grade levels, hundreds of streaming videos and eBooks, and so much more. With the Annual Membership, you'll also receive a beautiful new tote and the Summer Print edition of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.

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Today is another crazy busy day (well, this whole week is pretty busy, to be honest!) so let me hit a couple of quick highlights, and then you can go check out SchoolhouseTeachers.com for yourself.

Most of our coursework will be at our co-op next year, but I already know we will be using Money 101: Seminars in Personal Finances for Kennady's Consumer Math course next year. Consumer Math or Personal Finance is a course I require my students to take before graduating, and this course will work out great for that. There are 23 audio lessons in seminar format that cover the seven units on topics such as Savings and Debt, Budgeting, Investing, and Paying for College. (that last one is super important, right?!)

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I'm pretty sure we won't have the time, but I'd love for her to do this half credit course in Free Market Economics as well. 

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I think that's the point we've reached in our homeschool - there's so much we'd like to do, but we just don't have time to do it all! I think I'll have to make some time to explore the College Choice Guidance course or even the SAT-ACT Math Prep class - perhaps those are ideas for during the summer.

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Whether you're using the summer to catch up, get a head start, or just do a little extra, SchoolhouseTeachers.com has you covered. For high school courses and college prep, all the way down to preschool. There are some great record-keeping resources, and lots of other helpful resources in the Just For Parents section and in High School Help.

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You'll find some more info in my Blogging Through the Alphabet article on SchoolhouseTeachers.com and elsewhere in my blog.


And of course, at the SchoolhouseTeachers.com website too. Let me know if you try it out!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Homeschool Highlights - Teacher Appreciation Week

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Welcome to Homeschool Highlights! 
This weekly link-up is your opportunity to share some highlights of what is happening in your homeschool and in your world each week. If you write a wrap-up post at the end of each week, like I've been doing, we'd love to see what you're busy with from week to week. If you'd like to pick a favorite post from your week that spotlights a resource or activity in your homeschool that you'd like to tell others about, we're interested in those too. I'm keeping the guidelines as simple as I can, and they will appear at the bottom of each post, along with the link tool. I look forward to getting to know you, and I hope this will be a source of encouragement and good ideas for all of us.

Grab a cup of coffee and let's get started!

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Homeschool news  . . . Not a whole lot of schoolwork happened this week since my family has been here visiting. Kennady did work on History a little, and of course she had her last bit of studying and homework to complete for co-op classes. I have a feeling that Algebra has been neglected yet again . . .  I guess the good news is that with co-op finished for the year, she can now work double-time on Algebra and make sure it gets done! (She gives me the stink-eye when I tell her that.)

Last day of co-op was yesterday and it was a great ending to the year. Kennady did very well on her final French exam, and on her final assignments in my Writing class. We had a picnic lunch to celebrate the end of the co-op, and those of us on the Board breathed a collective sigh of relief that we'd managed to plan and pull off a very successful full year co-op for middle and high school students.

However, I'm still waiting for my Teacher Appreciation gifts from my student. Perhaps it's best that I not hold my breath for that!

Other news . . . We've had a fun and busy week with my parents and aunts. On the weekend, my son and daughter-in-law and granddaughter were here with us. We all went out for dinner together one evening, and spent some time together at home playing games and enjoying little Veronica. I even managed to get everyone together for family pictures on Sunday afternoon! I did have to play my Mother's Day card to get full cooperation, but I'm hoping that doesn't mean I've forfeited my chance to have them take me out for dinner.

My choral concerts were on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, and both went very well. My parents and aunts attended the Sunday performance along with Kennady, so that was fun and a little different. Very glad that they could enjoy the concert!

This week we've done a lot of driving around, a lot of visiting and drinking coffee at home, and a couple of opportunities to eat out together. 

What I loved this week . . . 

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I recommend . . . Spring savings at SchoolhouseTeachers,com during the month of May. $9.95/month or $99/year will get you an Ultimate Membership and access to hundreds of complete homeschool courses, hundreds of videos and eBooks, and the full World Book library. In addition you'll also get the summer print edition and the tote bag.

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and also . . .

 Homeschool Tracker Online for homeschool record-keeping, and especially this week while they are offering special Build Your Bundle pricing. A one-year subscription is half price right now - just $32.50. Go to Homeschool Tracker's Build Your Bundle page to purchase or renew. This sale price is good until May 14th.

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On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Wordless Wednesday - Redbuds
What I'm Reading - May 8, 2018
Scripture and a Snapshot - He Lifted Me Out

Just A Second is where I share book reviews and other book-related things, and update on what's on my bookshelf. This week I've been reading:

As Death Draws Near (A Lady Darby Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber
A Treacherous Curse (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery) by Deanna Reybourn


A parting shot . . .

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  • Please include a link in your post to Homeschool Coffee Break - you may use the graphic above if you wish. 
  • Visit a couple of the other bloggers and comment or share.


I will be linking up my own posts at the following weekly link parties that you may also be interested in: Weekly Wrap-Up hosted by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and the Homeschool Linky Party on the Homeschool Review Crew blog.


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