Saturday, November 21, 2015

Homeschool Weekly - Color Edition

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In our homeschool . . . A couple of days this week were busy with things that made getting to our schoolbooks difficult, but all things considered it was a good week. Monday morning we went on a field trip to the greenhouse, a trip which Landon wasn't sure he would accompany us on, but since a couple of other high school boys would be there, he did. We had a great time, but of course that meant not hitting the books on Monday morning.

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Kat and two of her friends - being a bit silly for the camera
Then on Friday afternoon, Landon had his drivers license test, and that meant another half day of school that didn't get done. He is working on some school this afternoon to make up for it though.

Anyway, at least some work was done in these subject areas during the week: Science, Math, History, Literature, Grammar/Composition, and Geography.

In other news . . .  Our week started off great, as I said, but we noticed on Monday evening that Kennady's cat was not acting quite himself. He was clearly not well on Tuesday - and not showing any signs of improvement in the evening - so on Wednesday morning I put in a call to the vet. The mobile vet came and checked him out, and recommended we get over to the vet hospital, which we did. And sadly, he was in rough enough shape by then that the estimate to treat the problem was way out of our ability or willingness to pay for an animals, so Kennady and I made the decision to say good-bye. Poor Pepper, he was pretty young to have those kinds of problems. Thankfully, he didn't suffer for very long. We loved our black cat, and we sure miss him.

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Friday was a happier day because Landon got his drivers license! First try! I don't even have a picture though, at least not yet. I will get one, I just need to plan it a bit.

This morning Kennady had an extra chorus rehearsal, and this afternoon she is hanging out with a bunch of friends and making Christmas cards or something like that. This evening both kids will be at the Save-A-Turkey Taco Night with youth group, and tomorrow we have plenty of things planned too, so our weekend is quite busy!

Things that made me smile . . . hot pink and bright green poinsettias. And also blingy and sparkly ones.

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On the bookshelf . . .

Murther and Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
The Fatal Tree (Bright Empires) by Stephen R Lawhead
The Darcys of Pemberley by Shannon Winslow
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield

I finished The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux and reviewed it on my book blog, Just A Second, where you can find more reviews, book-related things, and whatever else I'm thinking of.

A parting shot . . . Last weekend we had some friends over for a bonfire. As usual, we had an old string of non-working Christmas lights to burn (after all the marshmallows etc had been roasted). Why, you ask? Well, because they produce lots of beautiful colored flames in bright blues and greens! (Not that my pictures really do them justice.)  Give your kids a research project - what elements present in the wires produce those colors when burned?

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Joanne said...

Sorry about your cat.

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