Friday, July 27, 2018

Homeschool Highlights - Flash Flood Edition

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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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This travel mug is Spencer's, but I wish it was mine. Disciple is a great band, and this is just a cool mug.

Homeschool news  . . . I was prepared to hear excuses about how tired Kennady was and all of that after a week at camp, but was pleasantly surprised that she seemed pretty motivated to get stuff done! The first couple of days she focused on putting together this timeline of World War II. It's one of the A La Carte timelines from Home School in the Woods that we're reviewing, and it was also an easy way to go over the events of the war again. The timeline figure of Joseph Stalin was the subject of much distress when she wasn't happy with how she'd colored him, and she decided to start over again with her own drawing!

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Apparently even a high school senior enjoys a bit of cut and paste fun sometimes!

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Once the timeline was put together, she could turn her attention back to Algebra, and she worked on that for the rest of the week.

Other news . . . Kennady got home from camp on Saturday, and I picked her up in the pouring rain and then we went to buy groceries. The rain throughout the day and night, so that Sunday morning the river near our place had overflowed its banks (not an unusual occurrence when we get a lot of rain). We all needed to find an alternative route to church.

Kennady arrived home from a week of camp on Saturday, and on Sunday Landon left for a week of camp. His is a Leadership training encampment with Civil Air Patrol. The hubster took the day off from church to drive Landon the four hours to the air force base where he would be staying all week. Honestly, although we do miss Landon, it's been nice to have one less person's vehicle needs to consider during the week!

On Wednesday evening, Kennady and I did some shopping in town. It had been raining and there were flash flood warnings in effect, but when we came home, the road and bridge were still fine. So I thought it should still be passable on Thursday morning when I left for work. I thought. As you can see, I thought wrong.

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the creek from the bridge that was still open

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I always find it interesting that the paved highway is usually under water when we have a lot of rain, but the alternate route that is almost always safe is a rutted single-lane farm road. That bridge is higher and the creek very rarely overflows its banks along this stretch. Even here, where it's so close to the road!

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\What's Coming Up . . . I've got that Home School in the Woods review I'll be sharing next week, and after sharing a couple of little teasers about The Stalin Incident, I'm looking forward to posting that review!

The new school year will begin before we know it, and before I'm completely ready for it, but as I've worked on lesson plans and other preparations, I've given thought to a couple of ideas for upcoming blog series. One I hope to start soon will be a series of curiosity questions about homeschooling. Not the big involved questions like "how do you keep detailed records for the transcript?" but the kinds of questions we ask each other as a matter of interest. Things like "what time do you make your kids get up and start school?" or "how do you get your kids to like reading?".

I recommend . . . visiting the Homeschool Review Crew blog. Crew members shared reviews of three different products this week alone - including one I helped review, Geology and Apologetics from Northwest Treasures. Do check out all the reviews and the round-ups and other features on the blog. It's a great resource for homeschoolers!

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On my blogs last week . . .

Here on Homeschool Coffee Break:

Virtual Refrigerator - Timeline Figures
And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Wordless Wednesday - Park of Roses
Teaser Tuesday/First Chapter First Paragraph - Where the Fire Falls
What I'm Reading - July 23, 2018
Scripture and a Snapshot - Everything that has Breath

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've been reading:

A parting shot . . . I wanted a grade book or lesson plan book of some kind for the co-op classes I'll teach, but was having no luck finding what I had in mind. Then I spotted this binder at Target. It's perfect for me!

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Jolanthe Erb said...

Flash flooding has been crazy in our area too lately - this summer especially it seems!

Mother of 3 said...

I was wondering how you made out; we knew Hershey was all washed out and I knew you lived near enough that it might be a problem for you too.

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