Saturday, November 30, 2013

Homeschool Mother's Journal: Thanksgiving Week Edition

In our homeschool... Despite being a holiday week, we accomplished most of what we had planned this week. For the most part, the kids worked on their own and finished up some outstanding assignments in English and Science. In Social Studies, we studied Uruguay and Venezuela, Landon finished up a mini-report on Peru, and Kennady finished her Retablo Art project.  Kennady also worked on her other art assignments, and practiced music, but she didn't have a lesson this week.

In other news... Wednesday evening we went to the annual "Gobble in the Lot" which is the tailgate style Thanksgiving dinner DH's hockey league members put together with their families for after the evening's pick-up hockey game. Delicious and fun, as always. And again this year, the event was moved inside instead of being in the parking lot. I guess we're all getting old and soft because no one complained.
The Tin Foil Turkey Trophy awarded to the evening's MVP at the Gobble in the Lot
On Thursday we were privileged to spend Thanksgiving with a family from church again this year. They've been so kind to include us as part of their family Thanksgiving celebration, and it's something we are very thankful for. More wonderfully delicious food, and wonderful company.

No Black Friday shopping for me, although I did stop by the eye doctor to pick up Landon's contact lenses and had to grab a few things at the grocery store.

Today it was just worship team practice, a short shopping trip to the SERRV International store and then I drove Spencer to work.

We're working on decorating for Christmas, and have pretty much decided that we'll be getting a new oven, if only I can connect with the appliance guy to arrange for installation.

One of my favorite things this week... Thanksgiving dinners with friends and family.

Things I'm working on... lesson plans, decorating, and some general housecleaning.

My posts this week included:

A quote (and photo) to share...
Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.  ~L.M. Montgomery
Kennady at Green Gables, PEI, Canada - home of L.M. Montgomery
On the bookshelf...

  • At Home in Dogwood Mudhole - Franklin Sanders
  • Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven - Rory Noland
  • The Sweetest Kiss - Marie Higgins
  • A Christmas Garland - Anne Perry
Finished Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall, The MacKinnon's Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby, and Patience by Lori Copeland.

A parting shot...
Nanaimo Bars, a Canadian favorite!

This post is linked at and at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers - see how other homeschoolers spent this Thanksgiving week.

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