Saturday, June 4, 2016

Homeschool Weekly - Grad Week Edition

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In our homeschool . . . I'd love to say we got a ton of stuff done this week, but the truth is - I'm not entirely sure! I do know that Landon hit the history books every day in an effort to get that done, and that Kennady did a lot of reading and Geography, and I'm not sure what else. Yesterday was the last day - at least officially! - of the school year, so I need to be working on their final grades to submit next week.

Our homeschool group held commencement exercises on Thursday, and preparation for that often bumped other things from the priority list. So Landon is a graduate, but isn't actually completely finished. Homeschoolers know what I mean! More photos and other grad related things will be coming next week, but until then, here are a few pictures from this week's celebration.

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Homeschool Weekly - Grad Week Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @

Homeschool Weekly - Grad Week Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @

Homeschool Weekly - Grad Week Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @

Although we're winding down our homeschool for a bit of a summer break, we have some reviews we're working on:
The Progeny Press literature study of The Scarlet Pimpernel;
The Glass Castle, a book from Shiloh Run Press;
and we're expecting The Power in Your Hands from Writing with Sharon Watson soon!

In other news . . . last weekend was very busy, starting with a wedding that the hubster and I attended on Saturday. When we arrived at the reception, none of us at the table we were assigned knew each other, but as we started introducing ourselves, we quickly found the connection that the bride had noticed - we were all Canadian in some way! Had either grown up in Canada, or lived in Canada for a good part of our lives, and one lady who is now living in Canada. It turned out to be a lively conversation and a very good time.

On Sunday morning, we needed to arrive at church early to set up all the music and sound equipment which we'd moved for the wedding. Both Landon and Kennady played on worship team with us, and it was a great service. But then after service, we had to clear the platform again, because there would be a grad ceremony at the church during the week. We spent the better part of Sunday afternoon and evening napping and working on smoking pork shoulders in preparation for a couple of cookouts.

Monday morning, Landon and Kennady and I headed into town for the Memorial Day parade. Landon marched with the Civil Air Patrol squadron. We'd also brought Kennady's friend along, and we had a good time watching the parade, and meeting up with several people we knew.

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Homeschool Weekly - Grad Week Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @

Homeschool Weekly - Grad Week Edition on Homeschool Coffee Break @

Then it was back home to relax for a little bit before heading to a cookout with a group from our church. Lots of good food, plenty of good conversation and fun!

Tuesday was rehearsal for the grad ceremony, which took up the entire evening. Wednesday was a bit more relaxing, although we briefly attended the ribbon-cutting for the new playground just installed at our church, and then spent the rest of the evening practicing with worship team again. This week we practiced in the coffee house and we'll have sort of an acoustic set for Sunday morning. Kennady will be playing ukulele this week. It was a very enjoyable practice - the kind where we don't get tired of singing and playing at all. Several of us agreed that we could have kept going for a much longer time if it hadn't been necessary to get some sleep before work and school the next day!

Thursday was grad, as I mentioned. More pictures coming soon!

On Friday I thought I would get some laundry caught up, and work on grading as well as several things I needed to do online, but didn't have a lot of luck. It rained very hard, and there were thunderstorms around us - although not right here - so the laundry couldn't go out on the line, and the internet was out all afternoon. In fact, this was supposed to be posted yesterday afternoon, but without an internet connection, that didn't happen. Oh well, a nap is a good use of time too, right?! And in the evening, the kids went to a movie with friends while I got some much needed shopping done, so I still didn't get this post live.

What's New . . . I've got a new grad, of course!

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Some new books to read; a new (sort of) phone line with most of the kinks worked out; and I'm switching to a new-ish blog schedule by doing my Homeschool Weekly on Friday from now on and moving the High School Lesson Book to Monday. This is partly because I am starting a new job and will be working on Saturdays.

I recommend . . . the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog, as always, so you can check out the latest reviews the Crew has been working on. If you check out this week's review of the Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017, you will probably want to order one for yourself, and if you do that, you'll want to make use of the coupon code we are offering to our readers to get $10 off that purchase. Just head to The Old Schoolhouse and use the code below before July 15, 2016.

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On my blog last week . . .

Virtual Refrigerator - Paper-Cutting from the Past
A Memorial Day PhotoJournal

Where is this week's High School Lesson Book link-up?
I'm moving the Lesson Book to Mondays instead. Please come back on Monday for my new post which will focus on graduation. Or leave a link to your post about homeschooling high school here, and it will (magically!) appear in the list on Monday!

On the bookshelf . . .

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

I finished A Necessary Deception (The Daughters of Bainbridge House Book #1) by Laurie Alice Eakes and reviewed it on my book blog, Just A SecondYou can find other reviews and book-related things there too.

A parting shot . . . progress update on the baby birds - they seem to sleep more than eat these days.

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 Weekly Wrap-Up   Biblical Womanhood - Christian Fellowship Weekend

  My Week in Review Link UP

I will be linking up at the Weekly Wrap-Up hosted by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolersat Christian Fellowship Weekend hosted by Biblical Womanhood, at the Homeschool Mother's Journal hosted by NextGenHomeschooland at "My Week in Review" hosted by Home to 4 Kiddos.

Lisa at Home to 4 Kiddos usually hosts "My Week in Review", but her family's home was severely damaged in a fire recently. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Information on how you can help them if you feel so led can be found here on her blog: Blessing for the Boyle Family.

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