Saturday, March 12, 2016

Homeschool Weekly - Making Progress Edition

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In our homeschool . . . we made progress on a number of fronts, and even feel like the end is in sight for a couple of subject areas! Both kids will definitely have to work hard between now and the official end of the school year, but it's do-able. Very do-able, actually, as long as we stick to it.

Notable this week - as I predicted would happen, as soon as I said "never mind; just go on to the next book" for Kennady's Science course, the missing book was found. Typical, right? But I think I'd rather have her do the work in that order anyway, as the Biology book is the most interesting to her. Both Landon and Kennady are a bit behind the pace in this four-book Science course, but Landon's not far back and will easily catch up, and since it's a first year Science course for Kennady, I'm not all that worried about her doing every single page and every single question on the worksheets.

Both kids got back on track with Grammar, and with Composition, so I think we're in decent shape there as well.

Now, everything else will probably fall apart and we'll be behind in History and Math . . .

What's Working . . . I'm glad that what we've chosen for Grammar for each of the kids is working. They are very different programs. Landon is doing Analytical Grammar, which I wrote about in From the High School Lesson Book yesterday. It's well-suited to his logical and no-nonsense kind of thinking. Kennady is doing the story-based Fix-It! Grammar, which is a better fit for her creative and dramatic way of thinking. I'll be writing more about that in an upcoming High School Lesson Book.

Analytical Grammar, featured on From the High School Lesson Book - Homeschool Weekly - Making Progress Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @

In other news . . . we had a busy week, with all the usual activities (guitar lessons, gym, choirs, church activities) plus a couple of extra meetings and a hockey game and rescheduled things, and then on top of all that, Spencer's car was in the shop on Tuesday which meant we had to play Musical Vehicles! To top it all off, when I got home after gym on Tuesday, I realized that for some reason I didn't have the house key on my key ring. Landon hadn't taken his keys with him, and I'd had to give DH a ride to work so we could use his truck, meaning he didn't have a key either. We used to have an emergency key hidden on our property for just such an occasion, but naturally it hadn't been put back in its spot after it was last used. We rather hoped we had left a door or window unlocked for once, but no. So we had no choice but to sit on the porch (thankfully it was a beautiful day!) and wait for Spencer to get home from work and save us all.

I finally got brave enough to make a purchase from our county's Facebook yard sale group, and scored two lovely rockers for my front porch! I've always wanted to have rockers out there, so hopefully the hubster and I will make good use of them this year. What I really need to do is be selling some of our no-longer-needed stuff on the Facebook yard sale . . .

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I recommend . . . And speaking of Facebook! I recommend visiting - and liking - the TOS Homeschool Crew page on Facebook. That's our Facebook hub for sharing all the cool product reviews, the fun and informative round-ups we put together, and lots of other helpful articles.

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I also recommend visiting the blogs participating in the 2016 Virtual Curriculum Fair. This was the second week, and we discovered patterns in Math and Science. You can read my post Science and Stuff and it will link you to the hostesses and other blogs. On Monday, look for all the third week posts about "Exploring Our World" which will focus on Social Studies and probably some more Science.

Science and Stuff, 2016 Virtual Curriculum Fair -Homeschool Weekly - Making Progress Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @

And one more recommendation - if you enjoy historical fiction, especially based on Biblical stories, please stop by my book blog, Just A Second, this week. Starting on Tuesday, March 15th, I'll be one of the hosts on a Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Mesu Andrews' newest book, Miriam: A Treasures of the Nile Novel. Prizes include books and a Kindle Fire Tablet; and I will be giving away both books in the Treasures of the Nile series as well!

Miriam Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop

On the bookshelf . . .

Queen of Sheba by Roberta Kells Dorr
Empty Nest: What's Next?: Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind by Michele Howe
A Beauty So Rare (A Belmont Mansion Novel) by Tamera Alexander
The Coffee Trader: A Novel by David Liss
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I finished David and Bathsheba by Roberta Kells Dorr and reviewed it on my book blog, Just A SecondYou can find out more about what I'm reading, and other book related things there as well.

A parting shot . . . Kennady and I had a good time trying our hands at Polish paper-cutting this week.
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Joanne said...

I love those paper cuttings!

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