Sunday, November 2, 2014

Homeschool Weekly: Halloween Edition

I don't have much time for an update this weekend, as it's a very busy one! I'll try to put it together quickly. I wrote this on Friday but was away from home all day yesterday, and we were busy today (Sunday) so here it is Sunday evening before I got it done. But I didn't want to wait and do yet another Middle School Monday combo! So please check in on Monday for the Middle School link-up.

In our homeschool... The quickest way to sum it up is to say that pretty much everything went according to plan this week. Sure, I would have liked to get more done, but isn't that always the way? We were busy several days, and I wasn't feeling well for part of the time, so some studies had to slide. We should still be on track though.

First quarter "officially" ends on Monday and I will make up report cards for both kids. I will turn in a copy of Kennady's to our oversight group, but high school grades aren't due till the end of first semester.

In other news... This was a full week, most notably with Trunk or Treat at church on Wednesday evening. I heard that we had about 200 guests come by for treats, s'mores and other goodies around a bonfire, and just for fun. The hubster and I took both our vehicles, and did a quick re-creation of Lucy's psychiatric help booth from the Peanuts comic strip.

Yesterday (Saturday) I went with some of our youth to the Ignite One Day conference in Dover, Delaware. This annual all-day event is worship, speakers, and workshop for teens in our area, and also promotes our area youth camp which is also called Ignite. It made for a very long day - we left at 6:30am and returned after midnight - but we had a very good time.
We had a little bit of time after church today - time for a quick lunch and a short nap before we were off and running again. Our youth group had a chili cookoff fundraiser this afternoon so I spent most of the day there. My chili didn't win, but the youth raised just over $500 to help them go to retreat and camp so that is a win in my book! They did a great job putting it together, and we had a wonderful turnout!
One of those prize baskets should have been mine. Just saying. ;-)
On my blog this week...

On the bookshelf...

  • Song of Redemption - Lynn Austin
  • Robin: Lady of Legend - R.M. ArceJaeger
  • The Counterfeit Heiress - Tasha Alexander
I recently finished A Lady At Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd, and A Lady's Honor by Laurie Alice Eakes. I also finished Out of the Storm, a novella by Jody Hedlund; and most recently finished Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot, but I haven't written about them on my book blog yet.

A parting shot... I actually drove across the Bay Bridge yesterday. I used to be terrified to drive on bridges. It still freaks me out a little, but at least I can do it!

Weekly Wrap-Up  
This post is linked at Managing Your Blessings, at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers,  and at Home to 4 Kiddos -  see how other homeschoolers spent this busy week.

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