Saturday, March 19, 2016

Homeschool Weekly - Springtime Edition

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In our homeschool . . . we did work hard, but had plenty of fun things during the week as well. We started off with Pi Day on Monday, which meant lots of pie! Pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but that was more for fun than for a math emphasis like we used to do sometimes when the kids were much younger. Thursday was also a day for a little fun. Our St. Patrick's Day tradition is to have Lucky Charms for breakfast (and sometimes for lunch too!).

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Kennady worked a lot on Science this week, and both kids are just about finished with their current novels for Literature. Looking at the calendar was a little scary this week, as I saw that the end of the third quarter falls next week, and the realization hit us that technically we should be about three-quarters of the way through the schoolwork overall. Yikes. I'm not sure we're there. I'm hoping that we're close! Guess I'll find out when I catch up the grading - yes, I've fallen behind on it again, despite my best intentions.

Yesterday afternoon Landon put his drum lessons to use as he practiced with some of the other students in his graduating class who will be providing music at the grad ceremony. And yesterday evening, Kennady went to an art class and girls fellowship combination. A bunch of teen girls (and some moms) from our homeschool group met at a local paint-your-own pottery place for an evening out. I guess we'll get Kennady's finished piece sometime next week. I'm looking forward to seeing it!

In other news . . . Last Saturday was a busy day for Kennady, as she had choir rehearsal all afternoon, and then in the evening she sang a duet with a friend in our homeschool group's Talent Night. This was the first time we'd ever been able to go to the Talent Night, and we really enjoyed it!

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The rest of the week was largely the same insane busy-ness as usual! My choir rehearsed on Monday instead of Tuesday again this week, which opened up my Tuesday night for our homeschool moms' Encouragement Group. Apparently the way to get attendance up for that was to tell everyone that I wouldn't make reservations unless enough committed to coming to make it worth my while!

And last night we had company for dinner, so it turned out to be a very good thing that Landon was able to drive Kennady to her pottery class.

I recommend . . . stopping by my book blog, Just A Second, and joining in the Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Mesu Andrews' newest book, Miriam: A Treasures of the Nile Novel. Prizes include books and a Kindle Fire Tablet; and I'm giving away both books in the Treasures of the Nile series as well! So on my blog you can enter to win the books; and on several of the other blogs along the way, you can also enter the win books; and in addition, you can collect the secret words on each of the blog stops and enter for a couple more chances at prizes at the final stop, Mesu Andrews' blog. Today and tomorrow - don't miss out!

Miriam Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop

Also remember to visit the blogs participating in the 2016 Virtual Curriculum Fair. This was the third week, and we were all "Exploring Our World". You can read my post Exploring History and Geography and it will link you to the hostesses and other blogs. On Monday, look for all the final installment of this year's Virtual Curriculum Fair. We'll be "Seeking Beauty" and the bloggers will be sharing about the arts and all the ways we add beauty in its various forms to our homeschools.

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On the bookshelf . . .

A Beauty So Rare (A Belmont Mansion Novel) by Tamera Alexander
Queen of Sheba by Roberta Kells Dorr
The Coffee Trader: A Novel by David Liss
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I finished Empty Nest: What's Next?: Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind by Michele Howe and will review it soon on my book blog, Just A SecondYou can find out more about what I'm reading, and other book related things there as well.

A parting shot . . . 

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Homeschool Weekly - Springtime Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @

 Weekly Wrap-Up   Biblical Womanhood - Christian Fellowship Weekend

  My Week in Review Link UP

I am linking up at the Weekly Wrap-Up hosted by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolersat Christian Fellowship Weekend hosted by Biblical Womanhood, at the Homeschool Mother's Journal hosted by NextGenHomeschooland at "My Week in Review" hosted by Home to 4 Kiddos and Every Bed of Roses.

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Annette said...

glad to hear that your talent show went well. )

Mother of 3 said...

Sounds like a fun week. My kids would have loved Lucky Charms but I sort of forgot about St. Patrick's Day until it was upon us so we made green waffles at the last minute.

Kym Thorpe said...

green waffles sound like fun too!

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