Friday, June 8, 2018

Homeschool Highlights - Homeschooling In Summer

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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  . . . According to the school calendar, the year ended a week ago. This week we had our year-end evaluation and I sent in our final report card. However, there is still a bit of history and a decent amount of algebra that will need to be finished in the weeks ahead. Our goal is to have it done by the end of the month. I think History will be finished earlier than that, but it depends.

And interesting update - she's still plowing through No-Nonsense Algebra, and we're keeping our fingers crossed that she'll manage okay with the SAT or whatever college entrance requirement she might need . . .

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. . . and look what arrived for me this week! I've been asked to review this Math Refresher for Adults from the same publisher. It's been a large but undisclosed number of years since I did high school algebra, and I've forgotten plenty of it. Which means if Kennady says "Mom, I'm having trouble with ----", there's a chance I might say, "Sorry for your luck." Okay, I almost never say that, but I kind of want to sometimes. The idea here is that if I do a refresher on the things that I've grown fuzzy on, I'll be in a better position to make sure she's got it right. And possible bonus - she could also use the refresher at some point if needed. Anyway, look for that review later this summer.

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Other news . . . Demolition has begun on our front porch! We're ordering the new decking and my (current) favorite son will be building the new porch. Hopefully it won't stay in this torn-apart condition for too long!

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We had some unexpected stormy weather one night this week.

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And wrapped up the week with our team winning the Stanley Cup last night!! 

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What I'm Highlighting . . . 

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Although year round school schedules of many varieties are becoming more popular, I must admit I prefer having summer vacation. My kids have always preferred to have a summer vacation from school as well, and I definitely don't want to be the Mean Mom that makes them slave away at the books while their friends are enjoying their break. To be honest, I need a break as much as they do! So while our lesson plans during these months are very relaxed and easy-going, I've found that there are some benefits to doing a bit of homeschooling during our summer break.

Here are four reasons we often do some homeschooling in the summer months. We usually need to round out the school year and finish up a few things. Tell me I'm not alone! Summer school is helpful to review and remember things like math, and for keeping a bit of routine and structure during the break. Best of all, we can choose to get a running start for the coming year! Join me for the rest of this article at the Homeschool Review Crew blog, where you'll also find this week's Homeschool Linky Party for you to share your homeschool posts. 

Homeschool Review Crew Weekly Link Up

So what are your plans for homeschooling through the summer? Leave a comment and let me know!

On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Wordless Wednesday - Stormy Weather
Teaser Tuesday/First Chapter First Paragraph - In the Region of the Summer Stars
What I'm Reading - June 4, 2018
Scripture and a Snapshot - Come, Let Us Sing

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 The Captured Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower - book 3 by Michelle Griep, and I've been reading:

Delilah: Treacherous Beauty by Angela Hunt
In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia Series) by Stephen R. Lawhead

And this arrived!! A signed ARC of the newest book by a favorite author of mine!! I'm excited to get started reading this one.

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A parting shot . . .  

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3 comments:

MaryAnne K. said...

You've been busy!

Doodle Mom said...

We loved the No-Nonsense Algebra! It is so straight-forward and streamlined. And yes I agree, you certainly have been busy!

Mother of 3 said...

Wow! Those look like some crazy storms. We prefer a summer vacation but we will do a bit of review work here and there just to keep skills from sliding backwards.

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