Friday, December 30, 2016

Homeschool Highlights - Farewell to 2016

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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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Homeschool news  . . . We certainly didn't do any schoolwork this week, but while on our mini-vacation, we visited a conservatory and I told Kennady that if she would write an essay about it and maybe do some artwork, we could count it as the field trip for her botany unit.

Other news . . . We attended Christmas Eve service on Saturday night; then came home to play games, enjoy snacks, and open our presents.

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Sunday morning we went to church and then were able to spend the rest of the day with more games and just relaxing, and we had our big turkey dinner in the evening. We also got ready to head out for a trip to Columbus to visit Harrison and Angela and baby Veronica and celebrate Christmas with them. We left on Monday morning, and we spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday in Columbus. Harrison was able to take one day off work so that the whole family could be together in honor of Christmas and my birthday. I chose to go to one of my favorite restaurants, The Melt, for a late lunch.

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Then we all went to the Franklin Park Conservatory for awhile, and enjoyed the poinsettias and other gardens. Since we went late in the day, it was harder to see all the plants in the glass houses, and hard to get good pictures, but pretty neat to see it all lit up for Christmas.

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tree made of blown glass ornaments

 We spent the rest of the evening playing some games and hanging out and Harrison and Angela's place. On Wednesday, we got to take a quick tour of Harrison's workplace - RadioU!

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When Nonnie wants a family picture but Veronica just wants her lunch.

We headed home on Thursday, and Spencer and I are back to work today. 

Reader Favorites . . . Highlighting a couple of my most viewed posts from the past month or so:

Holiday Bookshelf on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - Some Christmas themed books that have found a place on my holiday bookshelf recommendations.
Holiday Bookshelf

Holiday Sweets and Treats on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - A collection of some of our favorite recipes for holiday cookies and other seasonal sweet treats!
Holiday Sweets and Treats
I recommend . . . joining me and a great group of other homeschool bloggers for the Virtual Curriculum Fair 2017 which starts on Monday!


Lisa N. @ Golden Grasses
Jacquelin C. @ A Stable Beginning
Jennifer King @ A Peace of Mind
Michele Pleasants @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Amanda H @ Hopkins Homeschool
Brittney @ Mom's Heart
Yvie Field @ Gypsy Road
Dana Lambert @ Luv'N Lambert Life
Sarah J @ Delivering Grace
Annette @ A Net in Time
Lizzy Peach @ Peaches @Home
Meghan W. @ Quiet In The Chaos
Amy L. @ Adorable Chaos
Kristen Hamilton @ Sunrise to Sunset
Lisa McClanahan @ The McClanahan 7
Hillary M  @ Walking Fruitfully
Shecki @ Greatly Blessed


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 was a quiet one on the blog, but I've been reading:
A parting shot . . . From the welcome center rest stop when we arrived back in Maryland yesterday.


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7 comments:

Deann | As We Bloom said...

That sandwich looks delicious, and the Franklin Park Conservatory looks like a fun place to visit! The poinsettia and blown glass trees are neat.

Carol said...

I love going to conservatories - especially in the winter when its still warm inside and snowy outdoors! We didn't do much school-isn this week either. LOL!

Brittney Mom's Heart said...

The blown glass ornament tree is really neat! We took the week off the play with our new "stuff" this week, so no school here either!

BARBIE said...

Thanks for sharing your highlights. Now I'm craving a Melt!

Michelle said...

I second that - the melt looks nice and buttery and toasted and... sigh, so good!

Annette V said...

i love the look of the ornament tree. and oh.. the baby. :)

Kelly Kiggins-Lund said...

There is nothing better than spending time with family over the holidays. It is always fun to explore new places too. Sounds like you had a great vacation!

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