Saturday, May 28, 2016

Homeschool Weekly - Memorial Day Weekend Edition

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In our homeschool . . . This week looked very similar to last week, with Kennady hard at work each day on school, mostly Geography; and Landon out working on a job site some days and at home finishing up History on others. I'm working on getting grading caught up (yes, again!), and doing some preparation for grad. Which is next week! Seriously. I'm not sure if I'm ready. I guess I will have to be.

We are working on a couple of things for upcoming reviews:
The Progeny Press literature study of The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Glass Castle, a book from Shiloh Run Press

In other news . . . On Saturday, I went to my new job for a few hours, to try it out and see if it's something I'm still interested in. And I suppose to see if they are still interested in having me! I had a good time and I'm looking forward to giving this a try! I'll tell more in upcoming weeks. For now I am going to be working on weekends, although not today as the hubster and I are attending a wedding.

Landon had a couple more days of construction site work this week, so we managed at home without him on those days. 

We've been busy trying to get some cleaning done around the house. Maybe you could call it spring cleaning, but much of it is long overdue. We got our pool set up again, and are working on getting it ready for the season. What a relief to find that it still held water! We thought perhaps it had split under the weight of one of the big snows we had over the winter, but all appears to be in good shape so we'll get one more season out of the pool. Inside, I finally got around to clearing out my old bedside table and all the books and "stuff" that had piled up under and around it. After cleaning all that up, I moved out the table and put the new-to-me nightstand there instead. I do have a couple boxes of books set aside already to go through, and one of the next jobs will be to purge the bookshelf in my room. That's a scary job, let me tell you. It's hard to give up books. My fellow bibliophiles can feel my pain, I'm sure. Anyway, my angst about the books aside, it certainly feels good to be finally making progress in getting my bedroom deep cleaned and better organized.

Our worship team is very busy this week, as we had to completely clear the platform after our practice in preparation for the wedding. We'll need to put it all back together in time for the Sunday morning service, and then right after the service take it all off the platform again, as there's a grad ceremony at the church next week. It's great to have both Landon and Kennady playing on the team again this week!

What's Important . . . This long weekend is sort of the kickoff to summer and is busy for most of us with cookouts and vacation activities. On Monday, we will also be at a Memorial Day parade, and although it's a fun and patriotic event, it's also a moving way to pay tribute to those who died serving the country and honor the veterans as well. I'm very glad that through his participation in Civil Air Patrol, Landon has learned on a much more personal level to honor and respect the armed services and the veterans.

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From the High School Lesson Book - Memorial Day on Homeschool Coffee Break @ - a brief history lesson about Memorial Day

I recommend . . . visiting the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog and checking out the latest product reviews, and yesterday's Summer Inspiration Round-up of ideas for making family memories during the summer. You'll see my new post from this week on the list, as this summer we'll be taking the vacation Landon has dreamed up, and also an older post of mine, about how we invented our own day camp for Kennady the year all three of her brothers were at Creation and she was at home. Last year she did go to Creation with the youth group and I thought she would this year as well, but as of now she isn't planning to go, so maybe we'll revisit Kamp Kennadyanne in a few weeks!

The Summer of Landon - A Summer Inspiration round-up post on Homeschool Coffee Break @ - Our plans to make the last family vacation a memorable one for our high school grad!Welcome to Kamp Kennadyanne on Homeschool Coffee Break @ - How we created our own "day camp" for the one kid that wasn't going on the youth group trip!

Summer Inspiration

On my blog last week . . .

On the bookshelf . . .

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
A Necessary Deception (The Daughters of Bainbridge House Book #1) by Laurie Alice Eakes
From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

I finished The Curiosity Keeper (A Treasures of Surrey Novel) by Sarah E. Ladd and reviewed it on my book blog, Just A SecondYou can find other reviews and book-related things there too.

A parting shot . . . We've been keeping an eye on this little family living in a hanging basket of flowers right outside my window.

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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.

Lisa at Home to 4 Kiddos usually hosts "My Week in Review", but her family's home was severely damaged in a fire recently. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Information on how you can help them if you feel so led can be found here on her blog: Blessing for the Boyle Family.

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Mother of 3 said...

I totally feel your pain on the books... I have 6 boxes set aside to donate to our local library's book sale and really I could only part with that many because most of them are baby books that my boys have long since outgrown and we really needed the shelf space for more "grown up" books.

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