Friday, November 22, 2019

Homeschool Highlights - College and Co-op Week Twelve

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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.

If you would be interested in taking over this link-up, please let me know! I've loved hosting you, but because my youngest has graduated and my schedule is changing, I would love to pass the baton to someone else.

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




This week's news  . . . As usual, it's been a busy whirlwind week! I worked on Saturday and then in the evening, the hubster and I attended a fundraiser dinner. A lovely dressed up date night, and we didn't even get a photo! I regretted that all the way home. And I feel like I didn't see any of the kids that day, so I don't remember what they did!

We still don't have our car back from the body shop, so I did plenty of extra driving again this week. The hubster also played some extra hockey this week, which seemed suitable since the weather turned colder at the beginning of the week.

I was barely home yesterday - after driving Kennady to college, I was at co-op just like every Thursday. I had hoped to drop off my rental vehicle and get the car back but of course that didn't happen. (Hopefully today?!?!) I had called Lowe's to see if the cooktop we'd ordered was ready to be picked up, and it was, so I went to do that right after co-op, thinking it would only take a few minutes. I was wrong. I waited around for such a long time and never did see the cooktop at that point, although they did have the range hood that I'd also ordered. Nobody could figure out how to print the paperwork that I was supposed to sign that I'd picked up the hood, and nobody seemed to be bringing the cooktop so I got frustrated and asked if I could come back in an hour and would they have it figured out? Yes, they would. So I went to keep my weekly coffee break date with a friend. But upon return to Lowe's I STILL had to wait around for a very long time before someone found the cooktop and they never did make me sign for the hood. And then I had to specifically ask for someone to come load them into my van. Sadly, as much as I like the idea of the online ordering for pick-up at the store, I have never yet had that go smoothly with Lowe's. But the good news is that we do have both the hood and the cooktop and might even get them installed this weekend!

Then in the evening yesterday, I did get to meet with a small group of homeschool mom friends for dinner and coffee. It was a nice ending to a busy and sometimes frustrating day!

Kennady has recital and a longer voice lesson today, so will be making a Friday trip to the college. A little unusual. She had plans to attend a concert yesterday with a group of friends, but the concert was cancelled so they just hung out instead.



What's New . . . I was finally able to pick up the new cooktop and range hood we ordered, so I'm excited about getting those installed before Thanksgiving! I hope we'll have time to get it all done this weekend, but we decided that we also need a new backsplash behind the cooktop so that may need to be done at the same time.


On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Wordless Wednesday - Cloudy Skies
Scripture and a Snapshot - Thankful

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:

The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
Penny For Your Secrets by Anna Lee Huber
Undertones by L.S. Popovich

A parting shot . . . we have some pretty interesting cloud formations some mornings!






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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Virtual Refrigerator - A Whale and Pumpkins (From the Art Archives)

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Life is so busy! So once again - the most recent art, and a look back at some Virtual Fridge posts from past years.

Jolly Old Elf on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Jolly Old Elf - by Kat and by Kym, November 2019


Moby Dick on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Moby Dick Book Cover by Kat, November 2018


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Thanksgiving Pumpkin by KAT, 2015

Pumpkins by Kat, November 2014

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Coffee Break Reading List (November 19, 2019)

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Boy, do I feel foolish! I have completely forgotten to share a Coffee Break Reading List round-up for weeks now. Not sure what happened to distract me, but whatever it was, I didn't even notice until late yesterday. My plan was to post these every other Monday, so this one is behind a day, but hopefully I will be back on track now.

Some of the things around the web that I've been reading or exploring during recent coffee breaks: 
  • For years I've been reminding students at home and at co-op that writing notes with a pen or pencil will help them recall and understand information better. In this article, The Homeschool Scientist explains Why Doodling Is Good For Students
  • This article at Medium.com is longish, but has valuable insight on what is really going on with kids and their smartphones. The Tech Industry's War on Kids is a rather disturbing description of "How psychology is being used as a weapon against children".  I wish the solution to the problem was clearer and easier, but at the very least we should be aware.
  • Speaking of mental and emotional health, I loved this article from Christ and Pop Culture: The Enterprise, Deanna Troi, and the Importance of Mental Health. The Next Generation crew was my favorite Star Trek crew, and in this piece Elizabeth Garn points out the very positive and holistic view taken of mental and emotional well-being, even in a fantasy utopian world. 
  • Does your church have inter-generational family worship, or do you have a separate children's church, or even a teen worship service? I think there's often a good case for separate services for different age groups, but personally I lean towards a multi-generational worship service. Intergenerational Worship is NOT . . .  is a brief but thoughtful clarification of what it is and what it isn't. Thoughts?
  • New to homeschooling? Crew blogger NA'Arah Talitha offers some of her best advice in How to Start Homeschooling: A Few Tips to Get You Started.
  • Have you been homeschooling for awhile, or do you have older students? A Net In Time has some suggestions to Gather Resources for High School Science.


Some fun things I've found during coffee breaks: 

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably already know how much I LOVE the Strange Planet comic by Nathan Pyle. I pre-ordered the book and I'm eagerly anticipating its arrival this week. Go check it out on Amazon: Strange Planet


I wasn't sure what to think when Google observed, "You seem interested in pizza". I mean, I am interested in pizza, but I didn't need Google to draw attention to it. Of course, I have drawn attention to it by sharing it, haven't I? Hmmm.



Some things Homechool Review Crew members are sharing: 
  • It's been almost a month since my last Reading List, so Crew members have reviewed quite a few things in that time! Best idea is to visit the Crew blog and see everything there. I will highlight a couple items though - The 2019 Blue Ribbon Awards were announced on Friday, and Crew members were linking up their own posts about their favorites. And if you're interested in joining the Crew, they just announced that they will be looking for Social Media Influencers as well as bloggers for 2020. You can find out more here: WANTED: Social Media Influencers to Join Our Team. You can also see the news release article on Faith Newswire for information and for the link to the 2020 Review Crew application for bloggers.


Join the 2020 Homeschool Review Crew! The Homeschool Review Crew is now accepting applications for the upcoming year! Find out more by visiting Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com


What I've been reading during longer coffee breaks: 

The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
Penny For Your Secrets by Anna Lee Huber
Undertones by L.S. Popovich
Church With No Walls by Noah Cleveland
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Find out more at my book blog Just A Second.


Found anything interesting on the web lately? Read any good books? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Homeschool Highlights - Blue Ribbon 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.

If you would be interested in taking over this link-up, please let me know! I've loved hosting you, but because my youngest has graduated and my schedule is changing, I would love to pass the baton to someone else.

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


Homeschool Highlights - Blue Ribbon Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com


This week's news  . . . I'll keep the news section very brief this week, because I want to leave room to talk about the Homeschool Review Crew year in review, and also because I don't think there was a lot that happened during the week that was newsworthy. We went to church. We worked. We went to college and to co-op. And that about sums it up!

Our car is still in the body shop, so I am still playing chauffeur for Kennady. (She's too young to legally drive a rental vehicle in our state.) This week all her classes were cancelled on Wednesday, so instead of college that day, we went to get our hair done in the morning. Then after a quick lunch at home, we picked up Meaghan and had a girls day out shopping at the big Community Aid Thrift Store! 

The leaves on the gingko tree outside my workplace all fell at once, it seemed.

Homeschool Highlights - Blue Ribbon Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

And the weather got noticeably colder this week, with frost a couple of mornings and a few snowflakes sighted!

Homeschool Highlights - Blue Ribbon Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

What I'm Highlighting . . . I'm highlighting a few favorite Crew review products from 2019. As the Review Crew year comes to a close, Crew members get to vote for their favorite review products in a bunch of different categories. The official results are on the Crew blog today, and many Crew members will be linking up their posts sharing their favorites too. We didn't do a whole lot of reviews this year, but here are the ones that were real standouts for us:

Creating A Masterpiece ~ Drawing Lessons ~ - Art lessons have always been well received in our homeschool, and our most recent experience with Creating A Masterpiece has been a lot of fun! Kennady and I have both working on drawing lessons using this awesome online instruction.

Creating A Masterpiece ~ Drawing Lessons ~ A Homeschool Coffee Break Review at kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
As with the rest of the Creating a Masterpiece program, this is an impressive art instruction program that helps students produce beautiful high quality art. It's enjoyable and personally rewarding, which makes it even easier for me to give it my warm recommendation. Take a look at the free Sample Project and see what you think! 
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Adventure in Jerusalem - We've been able to review all of the Heirloom Audio adventure stories (except the very first one) and have loved each one! We got to review the latest, For The Temple, early this year and it was so good. I really don't think there's an age limit on these audio adventures!

Adventure in Jerusalem - For The Temple from Heirloom Audio (A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com )
We have never been disappointed in an Heirloom Audio Adventure, and For The Temple was another exciting ride through history that entertained us while teaching history and some important Bible and character lessons as well. I continue to recommend all of these stories for intriguing add-ons to history study, and for entertaining the whole family on road trips!
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A Drive Thru History of the Early Church - The Drive Thru HistoryⓇ series is another past favorite that made an appearance in our 2019 reviews. The latest set of DVDs, "Acts to Revelation", is an exciting ride through the history of the early church of Acts, the New Testament epistles, and the book of Revelation. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole series and recently used it for an adult small group study at our church. Entertaining and educational!

A Drive Thru History of the Early Church (A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew) on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Drive Thru HistoryⓇ is a fast-paced video series in which host Dave Stotts takes driving trips through the places where major historical events took place. His commentary provides facts and interesting background information about the geography, history, and significance. There's witty asides and humorous observations throughout, and he also tells you about the vehicles he's driving. Dave likes to try out local foods, so every now and again he'll tell you about a great local specialty. History is presented in story form, along with the places and artifacts connected to it. Dave is enjoying every minute of the road trip and he keeps viewers entertained and engaged.
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Victus Study Skills - A System for Effective Study - This workbook and student planner set is probably the most useful product we reviewed this year. Victus Study Skills System provides much-needed instruction on HOW to study, and helps students develop good study habits, learn time management, set goals, and stay motivated. And there are great pointers and helps for note taking, test taking, comprehension, and information recall. It's available for all ages from elementary through college. Kennady mostly enjoyed going through the workbook and definitely saw the value in learning these skills.

Victus Study Skills - A System for Effective Study (A Homeschool Coffee Break Review @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com)
If I'd had this system earlier, I would have started off each school year with this as part of our educational boot camp. It would be an awesome introduction to a new school year, giving kids those study skills and time management tips in time for them to establish good habits right from the start. I'm really hoping that the Student Planner and College Student Workbook will be valuable tools for Kennady as she moves on in her education.
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Getting Ready to Write at the College Level - Although this online writing course was much more intense, and therefore had less fun factor, I think it's an incredibly valuable resource for college bound students! College-Ready Writing Essentials™ was hard work and Kennady wouldn't say she enjoyed every minute, but it was so helpful and provided excellent preparation for her college writing.


This is an excellent intensive course that would be very suitable for a high school senior, a motivated high school junior, or for a summer preparation course for a high school graduate. It is not light or casual, but takes a serious approach to building the necessary thinking and writing skills for students who want to be well prepared for college academics.
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Fixing Grammar With IEW - And finally, another favorite in our homeschool has been Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). We've enjoyed many of their products, and the Fix It! Grammar series was one that was very well-suited to Kennady's learning style. So yes, even as a high school senior, she benefited from the short story-book style of learning grammar and punctuation.

Fixing Grammar with IEW (A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew) on kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
I really like the easy conversational method of teaching grammar using Fix It! Grammar and lessons that could be completed in short chunks of time are pretty valuable in our hectic schedule. It doesn't feel like a boring grammar drill when we can talk through the corrections and the vocabulary, and follow an interesting story as we do it. For an easily adaptable grammar program for a wide age range, Fix It! Grammar is a great choice that should keep the attention of students and teachers alike.
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Take a look in the sidebar to see all the reviews we did for the Homeschool Review Crew this year. For lots more reviews of these and many other products, visit the Homeschool Review Crew blogAnd here they are! The 2019 Blue Ribbon Award Winners as chosen by the entire Homeschool Review Crew! See them all at the Crew blog: Meet the Homeschool Review Crew Favorites for 2019

2019 Blue Ribbon Awards


On my blogs last week . . .

Here on Homeschool Coffee Break:

Virtual Refrigerator - From the Art Archives

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Wordless Wednesday - Gingko Leaves
Scripture and a Snapshot - The Blessing

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:

The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
Penny For Your Secrets by Anna Lee Huber
Undertones by L.S. Popovich


A parting shot . . .


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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Virtual Refrigerator - From the Art Archives

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(From the Art Archives) on the Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up co-hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com


I had planned to do some drawing myself this week, but was much busier than I expected. And so instead - here's the most recent art, and a look back at some Virtual Fridge posts from past years.

Jolly Old Elf on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Jolly Old Elf - by Kat and by Kym, November 2019


Amendment XIX on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Amendment XIX in Action by Kat, October 2018


Snowplace Like Home on the Virtual Refrigerator  - share your art posts on our Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Snowplace Like Home by KAT, November 2017


Wolf on the Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Wolf by KAT, October 2017

(From the Art Archives) on the Virtual Refrigerator - an art link-up co-hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Willow Angel by KAT


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Friday, November 8, 2019

Homeschool Highlights - College and Co-op Week Ten

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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.

If you would be interested in taking over this link-up, please let me know! I've loved hosting you, but because my youngest has graduated and my schedule is changing, I would love to pass the baton to someone else.

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




This week's news  . . . Well, I came home from work on Friday and crashed. So tired! But thankfully I was up and feeling better on Saturday morning. Kennady and I went to enjoy a paint day and brunch with ladies from the church. Meaghan had planned to go with us but then had to work, so another of Kennady's friends (also an auxiliary daughter of mine) went instead. We had a light lunch and a fun time painting Santa characters.





However, we didn't get much done the rest of the day! In the evening Kennady went with friends to a bonfire, and the hubster and I just stayed home and relaxed.

It was nice to have a little extra sleep on Saturday night because of Daylight Saving Time ending, but I am still not a fan and I would prefer to not have to change the clocks at all. This week we've had mostly clear and cool weather as we adjusted to the time change and had a fairly routine week of work and school.



Normal except that we are still driving a rental vehicle while our car is being repaired. And that will continue for at least another week, as far as we know now. It's fine except that Kennady isn't allowed to drive the rental vehicle, and that means that she can't drive herself to college. So I dropped her off and picked her up on Monday instead of the other way around. Obviously I had to give her a ride on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. I didn't get much done at home those days, but I rearranged my schedule so that I could run errands on Tuesday and stop at my friend's for a relaxed coffee break on Wednesday. 

I switched up the lesson plan for my co-op class a bit. Almost all the students were having some difficulty with the current essay assignment, so instead of having them submit them this week, I gave everyone another week to work on them. We spent some of our class time talking through the assignment and hopefully the extra time will give students a chance to polish and improve their work. Kennady has also been working quite a bit on writing for her college class. She's done well on her essays so far, but is a bit relieved that the quizzes don't count nearly as much towards her grade because she hasn't tested very well. 

After co-op yesterday, I picked Kennady and Meaghan up and they got themselves a pizza for dinner. Next stop was at the cell phone store where we got Meaghan a new phone on our plan and asked a few questions about possibly upgrading phones for the rest of us. Landon and Kennady both have some issues with their phones, so I think they will probably need to trade them in. Spencer and I are still fine with what we have. 

What's Coming Up . . . It's down to the last few reviews for the 2019 Homeschool Review Crew. I've already done my last review. Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Homeschool Review Crew so if you'd be interested, head over to the Homeschool Review Crew blog to find out more. See the news release article on Faith Newswire for information and for the link to the 2020 Review Crew application.

Join the 2020 Homeschool Review Crew! The Homeschool Review Crew is now accepting applications for the upcoming year! Find out more by visiting Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

The end of the Review Crew year also means that Crew members have been voting for their favorite review products for 2019. Soon the Blue Ribbon Awards will be announced! Follow the Crew blog and watch for those. I plan to write a wrap-up of our favorite review products for 2019 that will appear sometime next week.


On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Recent Reads: Immanuel Labor: God's Presence in Our Profession
Wordless Wednesday - Autumn Sunshine
Recent Reads - War of the Worlds
What I'm Reading - November 4, 2019
Scripture and a Snapshot - Truth

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 War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, and I've been reading:

The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
Penny For Your Secrets by Anna Lee Huber
Undertones by L.S. Popovich
Church With No Walls by Noah Cleveland


A parting shot . . .  when you need to be the unpaid uber driver getting your kid to and from college for a week or two, you get to sit in this parking spot quite a bit.




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