Saturday, May 30, 2015

Homeschool Weekly - Memorial Day Edition

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In our homeschool... Even with a holiday Monday and beautiful weather that tempted us outside, we got more school done this week than last! Landon is still working on his drum lessons (we just reviewed DrumsWithWillie) and is still working on history and drafting. I keep forgetting to see if I can reset the final test for his Health and Nutrition course so he can actually do it. I think Landon is finished work for awhile, but he starts Drivers Ed on Monday, so his mornings for the next two weeks will be taken up with that.

Kennady worked on Math and Geography this week, as well as grammar from IEW, and Latina Christiana. For her, I need to look at her Science (and Geography) and see what else we need to focus on to get those wrapped up before I do final report cards in a week or two.

Reviews we are still working on include: Student Writing Intensive from Institute for Excellence in Writing, the Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal from Apologia, and a Bible study from Prasso Ministries.

In other news... Monday being Memorial Day, Kennady and I went to watch the parade in town in the morning, and of course Landon was marching in the parade with his Civil Air Patrol squadron.

When we got home, we had some yard work, cleaning, and food prep to do before our company arrived. The menu included bacon-wrapped smoked meat loaf, smoked salmon, chorizo, two kinds of barbecue cabbage, and broccoli salad. And our friends brought a beautiful cheesecake for dessert.

The rest of the week continued with the same amount of busy-ness as usual, with the added excitement of our homeschool group's graduation ceremony. The rehearsal was on Thursday evening, and the ceremony was on Friday evening. For the first time in several years, I didn't take any pictures at the ceremony!

Today we are trying to get some work done around the house again, and the guys have got the pool area all cleared out so we can set up our new pool soon!

Things that made me smile... a beautiful grad ceremony, and then noticing the fireflies for the first time this season as I drove home afterwards.

34 Weeks of Clean...
I'm participating in a weekly challenge and link-up at Family, Faith, and Fridays. This past week the project was the hall closet, but since our hall closet belongs exclusively to my hubby, I took a bit of a break!

 For Week 22,  the assignment is the Laundry Room/Mud Room! Well, that's the end of my break. Our laundry area is pretty rough, and it's been on the list for an overhaul for awhile. I'll have to see what we can do with it this week! For the details of the assignment, go to Family, Faith, and Fridays. Join in if you haven't already, and check back next week for our progress!

On the bookshelf...

The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
Abigail by Jill Eileen Smith
Laiden's Daughter by Suzan Tisdale

Finished Until the Harvest by Sarah Loudin Thomas and reviewed it here. Earlier in the week I finished Brigid of Ireland by Cindy Thomson and reviewed it here. You can find other book-related posts on my book blog, Just A Second.

A parting shot... Kennady and I see this sign on a back road we sometimes take after her music lessons. We have so many questions...

Weekly Wrap-Up


This post is linked at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and at Home to 4 KiddosI'm also sharing on the Homeschool Mother's Journal co-hosted by NextGen Homeschool and Vibrant Homeschooling.

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Erin Vincent said...

Three Words...Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf! That sounds amazing! Your week sounds really busy even with the holiday. Thank you for sharing :-)

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