Friday, June 2, 2017

Homeschool Highlights - Dear Homeschool Mom

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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.

Grab a cup of coffee and let's get started!


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Homeschool news  . . . Today is marked on my calendar as the end of the second semester, meaning our final grades will need to be submitted by next week. Of course, this does not mean we are finished all the schoolwork those grades are based on! Getting schoolwork done was definitely a challenge this week too, being a shortened week. We obviously took Monday off, and had only a little time to spend on schoolwork on Tuesday. The focus was on History and Science when Kennady did have time to work on school, and I suppose I will find out just exactly what got done when I finish up the grading tonight and tomorrow. Then we'll see what is left to finish up and plan our summer schedule. We always do a little bit of school through the summer - partly by design, and partly because we are just not good at finishing up everything on time!

Other news . . . Last weekend was so much fun, and very busy! Harrison and Angela and Veronica arrived on Saturday afternoon and we got down to business loving on that sweet baby right away!

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Harrison and Angela had a couple of visits with other family and friends scheduled during the weekend, but we got quite a bit of time together, and even got to babysit a couple times. It was so wonderful to have them in church with us on Sunday morning, and I insisted on having some family pictures done - I can hardly wait to see the finished results of those!

On Monday morning, Landon and Kennady and I headed to town for the Memorial Day parade. He was marching with Civil Air Patrol, and Kennady and I met friends and watched the parade. Our new parade watching spot was right in front of the coffee roastery where I work. Not sure why I never thought of watching from there before, but that's our spot from now on. Because it's a great spot - and the fresh coffee is only a couple steps away!

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Homeschool Highlights - Dear Homeschool Mom . . . on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

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That afternoon, we had a cookout and invited friends that wanted to spend some time with Harrison and Angela.

They headed home late Tuesday morning, and we tried to get back into routine for the rest of the week. Wednesday was Kennady's last guitar lesson for awhile, so she can take a summer break. A break from lessons - no chance she'll take a break from playing!

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What's Coming Up . . . Although our school year is all but officially over, we know we'll have to work on some things for a few more weeks, or spread them out over the summer a bit. We have a chorus trip coming - to New Orleans! - and the hubster and I will be traveling with Kennady and the rest of the chorus. And we're working on a number of reviews that we'll be sharing over the next several weeks:

Nature's Beautiful Order from Memoria Press - Week of June 5th

Nature’s Beautiful Order

Internship for High School Credit from Apologia - Week of June 12th

The Ultimate Homeschool Planner - A Schoolhouse Crew Review on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

The Adventures of Rush Revere book series - Week of June 19th

Adventures of Rush Revere

Lightning Lit: Shakespeare Comedies and Sonnets from Hewitt Homeschooling - Week of June 26th

Hewitt Homeschooling

Doctor Aviation - Week of July 17th

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I recommend . . . visiting the Homeschool Review Crew blog to check out the Dear Homeschool Mom . . . Round-up

Dear Homeschool Mom ...

You'll find a collection of "letters" that Crew members have written to encourage other homeschool moms; including a couple from me:

Dear Mom Who is Homeschooling Through High School . . .
Other Homeschool Moms - We Need Each Other!
The Real Homeschool Mom

Dear Mom Who is Homeschooling Through High School . . . on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Homeschooling is Hard for Extroverts on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com  the Real Homeschoolers series - The Real Homeschool Mom @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Bookshelf Review - May 2017
Recent Reads - Love's Rescue
Recent Reads - All in Good Time
Scripture and a Snapshot - Far Side of the Sea


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 Love's Rescue by Christine Johnson. I also reviewed All in Good Time (The Gilded Legacy) by Maureen Lang, and I've been reading:

Wings of the Wind (Out From Egypt) by Connilyn Cossette
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh (the whole series, actually!)

A parting shot . . . Here's a first. It almost looks like the homeschoolers formed a clique at our youth group on Wednesday night! All the kids on that spinny thing (does that piece of playground equipment have a name? Help me out here.) are homeschool students or grads - my three and two friends. But there are a couple of homeschooled kids hanging out in the other group. I just thought it was cute to see all these big kids having so much fun in the church playground.

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Homeschool Highlights guidelines:
  • Your blog should be family-friendly content, and your post should include something about homeschooling.
  • Please link directly to your post, not your blog's homepage.
  • Please include a link in your post to Homeschool Coffee Break - you may use the graphic above if you wish. 
  • Visit a couple of the other bloggers and comment or share.


I will be linking up my own posts at the following weekly link parties that you may also be interested in: Weekly Wrap-Up hosted by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers; The Homeschool Nook Link-up Party hosted by Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling and Busy Boys Brigade; and Homeschool Blog & Tell at The Homeschool Post.

  Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

  The Homeschool Post

This post is also linked to the Homeschool Mother's Journal, hosted by iHomeschool Network on the first Friday of the month.



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3 comments:

Doodle Mom said...

It looks like you had a tremendous homeschooling week. But what caught my eye first was that beautiful baby!

Mother of 3 said...

I can't believe how much she's grown! What a fun week.

Deann | As We Bloom said...

What a neat parade! You live in a fun area.

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