Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Virtual Refrigerator - Grad Photo Display

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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.

Today I'm featuring the collection of photos we put together to display at the graduation ceremony (which is tomorrow! What?!?!). At the reception, each of the students is invited to have a display of photos or memorabilia from their school years that almost always includes a photo collage of some type on a trifold. When the boys graduated, I put together those displays because they cared less about that than I did. I won't say they didn't care, just that it wasn't as big a deal to them. Well, Kennady cares at least as much as I do, and she knew what she wanted, so for the most part I turned over the responsibility to her. Of course she came through with something beautiful and artistic.

Here's the finished trifold. When we set it up in the reception hall, it will have a couple of framed photos and small items in front.

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I took pictures while it was in progress too.

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It was very important to include the set of photos at the bottom of this section - the first taken when she was about five years old and too small to actually ride the Rockin' Roller Coaster at Disney, and the second one taken this past September. She remembered that pose and we made sure to recreate it!

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I love that she wanted to include several goofy photos, like this one of herself and her brother, and some Snapchat filter pictures like the one below it. And one of our favorites - the photo with the skeletons!

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Today Kennady is decorating her cap, and working with her Gramma on the design of her grad quilt so there will be a bit more grad-related art coming soon!

It's time for me to hand over the reins of this art link-up and transition to being just a participant. Please say hello to the new co-hosts:  Jennifer at A "Peace" of Mind and Kristin at A Mom's Quest to Teach. I'm looking forward to seeing what they'll do with the Virtual Fridge! Our current link-up is open through the end of May, so I will have an anchor post here each Wednesday until the end of the month, although I probably won't have new art to share each week.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Homeschool Highlights - The Week With Family Time

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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.

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This is a new mug I got from my Secret Sister. Inside it quotes a verse:
God is within her; she will not fall. ~Psalm 46:5




Homeschool news  . . .

We are finished!!

Okay, that's not entirely true. Kennady isn't completely finished Consumer Math, and I still need to submit our final grades. But on Wednesday, our reviewer came and looked through Kennady's portfolio of work and verified that she's completed all her graduation requirements (and then some!), so officially we have completed our homeschool year.  Over the next couple of weeks, Kennady will do the rest of Consumer Math and we'll be deciding what things to keep and what things to get rid of. And once her final transcript has been forwarded to the college we'll complete her enrollment in classes there. 

The graduation ceremony for our homeschool group is next week, so we are gearing up for that. Right now it's exciting and we're so busy getting ready for the big event. Next week when it actually happens, I may fall apart. Who knows?!

Other news . . . Saturday was the big day for our Homeschool Fair and overall it went very well! Especially considering it was our first time doing anything like this, and we pulled it together without a lot of lead time. We learned a lot and we're looking forward to doing it again next year - bigger and better, and making use of the lessons we learned. You can find out all about what we did in my post from this week: A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal

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Once I got home from the fair, I had a short time to lie down and regroup a bit before the hubster and I headed to the airport to pick up my parents, who are here for a couple weeks visit. They were able to time it so they were here for Mother's Day and will be here for Kennady's grad!

Speaking of Mother's Day, here are the mother-daughter and three generation Mother's Day photos!



We stayed home on Sunday, and instead went out for our Mother's Day dinner on Monday evening. We went to a favorite restaurant of mine, Buca di Beppo.


On Tuesday, Mom came with me for a long drive to pick Landon up from his jobsite and take him to his pre-op appointment for the lasik surgery he'll be having next week. 

Got to see a little bit of what that boy does all day at work. 
And it was nice to be home on a Tuesday evening for a change, now that chorus is over for the season. 

And of course, we've done our best to just be with the family, whether it's going out for dinner or just having some time together while driving people to and from appointments or running errands. Mom and Dad went with me last night when I was printing photos for Kennady's grad display and shopping for a new dress for myself. I got two dresses! Jackpot!

Reader Favorites . . . some of the most read posts here on Homeschool Coffee Break over the past month or so - thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing!

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Transcripts Made Easy - A Practical Guide for Homeschoolers

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Transcripts? Diplomas? How Do You Do Those?

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On my blogs last week . . .


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:

A Dangerous Collaboration (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery) by Deanna Raybourn
The Rock, The Road, and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford
The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep

A parting shot . . . Buca di Beppo is well-known for their collections of interesting vintage photos and ads. I saw this one in the ladies room and I'm still not sure what exactly it's advertising, but I found it amusing.



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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Virtual Refrigerator - American History Timeline

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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.

So last week I shared the start Kennady had made on a timeline for her US History class at co-op. She submitted it on Thursday, so here is the finished project!

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American History Timeline, page 1, by Kat, April 2019

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American History Timeline, part 2, by Kat, April 2019

I wanted to focus on a couple of the little drawings that went with it too. I especially love the First Man on the Moon, which is reminiscent of the Dreamworks logo.

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American History Timeline detail by Kat, April 2019


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American History Timeline detail by Kat, April 2019

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American History Timeline detail by Kat, April 2019

It's time for me to hand over the reins of this art link-up and transition to being just a participant. Please say hello to the new co-hosts:  Jennifer at A "Peace" of Mind and Kristin at A Mom's Quest to Teach. I'm looking forward to seeing what they'll do with the Virtual Fridge! Our current link-up is open through the end of May, so I will have an anchor post here each Wednesday until the end of the month, although I probably won't have new art to share each week.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal

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In late January, it came to my attention that our state homeschool curriculum fair wouldn't be taking place this year. A scheduling conflict had been noticed too late and MACHE wasn't able to reschedule, so the whole thing was cancelled. So I called up my local fellowship group and suggested we host a small scale homeschool fair for our county. And for the record, I knew when I made the suggestion that I was setting myself up to be in charge of pulling it off! I had the help of three fantastic ladies who caught the vision and we spent some good times brainstorming and divvying up responsibilities. In the end, we were able to do this event with very little overhead cost, thanks to W. Wachter Auctions for allowing us the use of the building. We were able to welcome about 25 vendors and exhibitors, as well as a number of homeschool moms selling their used curriculum. 

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Shortly after 7AM, with the building set up as much as we could, we paused for prayer and for a photo with our banner.

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Then the banner went up outside the building and we hoped we were ready, and that people other than our vendors and exhibitors would come!

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They did! We didn't have a good system to keep track of visitors, but we had a fairly steady stream throughout the day, and all of the vendors and exhibitors we talked to were enthusiastic, supportive, and expressed interest in doing it again next year.

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A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

By the way, Sure Foundation still has openings for high school classes.


A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.


A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

Civil Air Patrol represented, and that handsome officer on the far right is my son Landon.
A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.


A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.

A Homeschool Fair PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
photo credit: Jenny I.
Sometimes my crazy ideas turn out pretty good!
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