Friday, July 28, 2017

Homeschool Highlights - A Work Week

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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  . . . Oddly enough, we did work on school this week! Yes, even though I worked an extra day and Kennady worked every day this week, we made it a priority to keep working on the review chapters of No-Nonsense Algebra. Admittedly, we didn't have time or energy for much other than that, but at least algebra is going well!

And this tidbit of news is school-related: Kennady will be an intern with the Children's Chorus this coming year, and will earn credit for that too. Pretty exciting stuff!

Other news . . . Last weekend was busy, mostly with the hockey tournament that Hubby's hockey league put on. The annual Old Fat Bald Guys summer tournament has been around for many years, and for several years now their charity has been Platoon 22, which works to reduce veteran suicide. This year's tournament raised nearly $9000. And was fun for all the guys too!

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On Saturday, Kennady got home from camp so we enjoyed hearing all about how much fun she had, the friends she made, and the things she learned.

Then on Monday morning, she had to start work. Early. And she has not been all that impressed, to be honest. Seasonal work at the greenhouse is not for the faint of heart, and she's had to get up a lot earlier than she is used to, but it's a pretty good first job overall. She makes bank, and she's got some good references when she's ready to put in applications for something else. Plus it's only for about a month, because once school starts she will be done.

My boss is on vacation this week, so I worked an extra day, so it's been a busy week for all of us!

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What's Working . . . or perhaps I should say Who's Working. This week we all were, including Kennady!

What's also working is No-Nonsense Algebra, which we'll be reviewing in a couple weeks. Kennady is getting a quick refresher in some of the basics, and we're hoping she'll be well prepared when it's time for her to take the SAT.

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On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Recent Reads - My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring
Wordless Wednesday - Hibiscus
Teaser Tuesday - Barbara and Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest
What I'm Reading - July 24, 2017
Scripture and a Snapshot - Fortress
Recent Reads - Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

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 My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring by Carrie Fancett Pagels, and I've been reading:

Barbara and Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest by Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates
The Healers Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

A parting shot . . . seen at a discount store last week . . .

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Rebecca C. said...

Sounds like you are busy.

Mother of 3 said...

That's great that even with extra work you were able to get some schoolwork done. We worked two days this week so hopefully we'll start working our way to more schooling as summer winds down.

Mia White said...

Oh man, that spelling error is just too much! Painful... or should I say kpainful? Gpainful? ;)

The Faithful Homeschool said...

Wow, busy week! Great news about the internship and awesome fundraising for a good cause :-) I always look forward to your posts... makes me feel like I am sojourning with a friend :-)

Kirsten West said...

I love the knomes - especially the spelling!

Dawn said...

Fun week.
Blessings, Dawn

Unknown said...

What a busy, but fun, week! By the way ... I love gnomes! lol

Deann H said...

If algebra is going well, that's a great week! The internship sounds fun and like a great opportunity.

Kym said...

Faithful Homeschool - thanks! My hope is that my blog is a comfy place for coffee breaks with friends!

Glad everyone enjoyed the knomes!

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