Saturday, May 21, 2016

Homeschool Weekly - Hard At Work Edition

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In our homeschool . . . Kennady worked hard this week and is really coming along in Geography, the subject in which she needed to make up for lost time. Landon worked hard, but only on schoolwork at the beginning of the week, because he had a paying job Wednesday through Friday. He and his friend could take advantage of a good opportunity to earn some money because they're homeschooled. Score! Still, since Kennady and I had the house to ourselves for a couple of days, I probably should have insisted on working on some other things besides Geography, but as I said yesterday in the High School Lesson Book, she prefers to really blitz one subject at a time.

We've still got a couple of reviews we're working on into the summer break (and I use the word "break" loosely!):

The Progeny Press literature study of The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Glass Castle, a book from Shiloh Run Press

In other news . . .  Last weekend was mostly quiet, but I went to a meeting to get some details about a job possibility I was considering, we went out for barbecue on Saturday evening. I'm not going to say anything more about the job unless or until it's a done deal, except that I'm hoping and praying it works out!

On Tuesday afternoon, Kennady and I went to get our hair cut, and we did a little shopping as well. In the evening she came along and hung out with a couple of friends while I met with my homeshool mom friends in our last official Encouragement Group meeting of the year.

As I mentioned, Landon was working very hard helping at a construction job from Wednesday through Saturday.

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On Friday afternoon I did something new - I visited a cardiologist. The things you do as you get older, I suppose. It was just a check-up really, and I can laugh about it because it was very reassuring. Apparently I don't even have any serious risk factors, so I can check that off my list and move on to the next doctor appointments on my list, which I'm sure won't be quite as easy.

As you may be able to tell, I didn't bother taking many pictures this week. And that was especially disappointing last night, when Landon and Kennady both attended the Junior Senior Banquet with our homeschool group. We were late leaving the house, and then got stuck behind a guy that insisted on driving right at the speed limit or under, and I could even pass! Ugh. I kept reminding myself of the speeding ticket I was being saved from, but that didn't change the reality that we didn't arrive at the restaurant until after they had finished the photo session and all the kids had gone in. Boo. So I will have to hope that the other moms and the 'official' photographers do get some pictures of my kids all dressed up fancy-like, since that does not happen often.

I recommend . . . visiting The Homeschool Post. This month the feature topic is Working while Homeschooling, and this week I contributed an article about some of the things I've learned - or wish I'd done - as I've been putting together a resume and thinking about my options in getting back into the working world. See it here: Building the Homeschool Mom Resume.

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On the bookshelf . . .

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Curiosity Keeper (A Treasures of Surrey Novel) by Sarah E. Ladd
The Coffee Trader: A Novel by David Liss

I finished The Prophetess: Deborah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land) by Jill Eileen Smith and reviewed it on my book blog, Just A Second. You can find other reviews and book-related things there too.

A parting shot . . . Memorizing poetry - this is how it's done. Thanks to IEW's new program, we're enjoying it. Make sure to read our review!

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Joanne said...

Bummer on not getting a photo of the kids all dressed up! It always seems like we get stuck behind a slower driver when we're already running late.

Erin Vincent said...

Awe, I hope someone got some photos for you! That really stinks about the slow driver. I always try to think of the speeding ticket they are preventing me from getting or the accident they have kept me from getting into. It helps take the sting away. #weeklywrapup

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