Friday, June 30, 2017

Homeschool Highlights - Big Easy Week

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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 was my souvenir from New Orleans - isn't it pretty? From Friday until Tuesday we were in The Big Easy and once we got home we kind of needed to take it easy. So this edition of Homeschool Highlights truly is a Big Easy Week. More pictures will be coming!


Homeschool news  . . . Although we worked on Lit and Art this week, I'm mostly counting our trip to New Orleans last weekend as our school for the week. After all, it was one big field trip with a lot of music and history, and even a little science because we went to the Aquarium of the Americas one day. Oh, I could even count some Culinary Arts, because we also went to the New Orleans School of Cooking!

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Above is the choir group outside the Aquarium, and here's "our" girls taking an underwater selfie inside.

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At the New Orleans School of Cooking, we were treated to a live cooking demonstration of some local dishes - Crayfish Etouffee, Pralines, and Bananas Foster - and then we got to eat them! Kennady said the Etouffee was her favorite thing she ate in New Orleans.

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Dress Rehearsal in St Louis Cathedral 
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Ready for the concert!

Other news . . . Just some random memories and images from New Orleans - we ate at Creole House on the first day and tried Fried Gator (it pretty much tastes like chicken!).

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Our chaperone group outside St Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square.

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A view of the cathedral from the other side of Jackson Square - if you've seen Disney's The Princess and The Frog, this should look familiar!

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Fulton Street at night.

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Lunch and arcade games at Barcadia.

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The girls ready for an evening out at The Chicory.

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There were always musicians and artists at Jackson Square. We enjoyed this group playing dixieland jazz on Monday afternoon.

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On our last evening we went on a dinner cruise on the Steamboat Natchez, and remembered to get a family picture.

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We arrived home on Tuesday evening, and early Wednesday morning the boys left for Creation, so it's been a solid week of just me and the hubster and Kennady. We've been trying to re-establish a routine the second half of the week while also getting ready for the big long weekend coming up!

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!

Louis Comfort Tiffany - Blogging Through the Alphabet




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Dear Mom Who is Homeschooling Through High School . . .

On my blogs last week . . .


And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Recent Reads - Over the Edge
Scripture and a Snapshot - Clouds


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 Over the Edge (The Kincaid Brides) (Volume 3) by Mary Connealy, and I've been reading:

Rush Revere and the American Revolution by Rush Limbaugh and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh
With You Always (Orphan Train) by Jody Hedlund
The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer

A parting shot . . . So glad I had a friend offer to take a picture of me and Kennady together in New Orleans, or she probably wouldn't have agreed!


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7 comments:

Chrystal Bliske said...

Looks like a really fun and enjoyable week! Thanks for hosting the link up!

Doodle Mom said...

That looks like a super fun trip! (by the way, I apologize for the odd linkup image - somehow the perfectly-cropped image I selected ended up very, very tiny... not my week for technology!)

Mother of 3 said...

Sounds like such a fun week!

Sandra said...

If I ever get to the US New Orleans is one of the places I'd most like to visit - there and New York.

Annette V said...

looks like you had a fantastic time. :) so glad.

Brittney Mom's Heart said...

Wow, looks like a great week! Definitely our favorite kind of schooling. :)

Deann | As We Bloom said...

Fried gator! That sounds exciting! What a fun week.

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