Friday, October 28, 2016

Homeschool Highlights - Personalities

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This weekly link-up is your opportunity to share some highlights of what is happening in your homeschool and in your world each week. If you write a wrap-up post at the end of each week, like I've been doing, we'd love to see what you're busy with from week to week. If you'd like to pick a favorite post from your week that spotlights a resource or activity in your homeschool that you'd like to tell others about, we're interested in those too. I'm keeping the guidelines as simple as I can, and they will appear at the bottom of each post, along with the link tool. I look forward to getting to know you, and I hope this will be a source of encouragement and good ideas for all of us.

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This is my personalized mug from CrossTimber - keep reading to find out
about this review and a giveaway from CrossTimber!
Homeschool news  . . . We had a lot going on again this week, but overall we managed to get quite a bit done. I'll be turning my attention to some grading this afternoon, to make sure I'm all caught up on that, and to see exactly where we're behind. And where we're ahead too, because it tends to balance! History was the main focus this week, along with Health and Science. If I had to guess, I'd say it's Algebra she's been neglecting, since it is just not her favorite.

We really only had four school days this week too, as we were out all day on Tuesday. Usually Tuesday is sort of a half-day, and Kennady can spend the morning with the schoolbooks, and the afternoon is spent at gym class and evening at chorus rehearsal. This week, however, we had yearbook pictures on Tuesday morning and then went out for lunch with friends before going to gym class.

Other news . . . On Friday evening, Landon picked up the drum kit he'd arranged to purchase, while Kennady and I went to a ladies movie night. The drum kit takes up most of Landon's room now, so I've suggested he rearrange what furniture he can a bit, but it's his room so - whatever. He's happy with his drum kit!

On Saturday morning, we put in some time at the church yard sale, and got rid of a few things from our place, such as the old drum kit we'd borrowed from the church a long time ago! The church did well at the sale, despite cold weather. Kennady and I went shopping in the afternoon and brought home Chinese take-out for dinner, while the guys went to a concert in the evening.

Other evenings this week were also busy - I had a homeschool group meeting on Monday night, at which I talked myself into taking on some extra responsibilities; we had CAP and choirs as usual on Tuesday; Trunk or Treat at church on Wednesday; and I had another homeschool group meeting yesterday. And during the days, the hubster was headed to Baltimore every day because he was serving jury duty. Definitely a packed and busy week.

Some pictures from Trunk or Treat - I took very few, since I was busy serving coffee and hot cider all evening.

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Kennady sang with the band, Forword.

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fixing lipstick 

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She even won the Teen Costume Contest.
Reader Favorites . . . when participating in the Homeschool Mother's Journal, I got used to featuring some of the popular posts on my blog in my weekly summary whenever there was a fifth Saturday in the month. So in keeping with that, here are some of the recent most viewed articles from Homeschool Coffee Break:

Homeschool Highlights - Launch Day!

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Meal Plans in Minutes with MyFreezEasy (Review)

Meal Plans in Minutes with MyFreezEasy - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @

From the High School Lesson Book - Rosh Hashanah

From the High School Lesson Book - Rosh Hashanah on Homeschool Coffee Break @ - including a recipe for challah

And a blast from the past - from October 2015 - Homeschooling High School - How Do I Even Teach That?

How Do I Even Teach That?? (Homeschooling High School Blog Hop) on Homeschool Coffee Break @

I recommend . . . visiting CrossTimber as you begin your Christmas shopping. Through the Homeschool Review Crew, I was introduced to this wonderful company as I worked on a review of some of their beautiful name meaning gifts - including the personalized coffee mug at the beginning of this post. You can read my full review here: Name Meaning Gifts from CrossTimber; and you can enter a Christmas Giftaway sponsored by CrossTimber as well.

CrossTimber 2016 giveaway

The Homeschool Review Crew is still accepting applications to join us in 2017. Find information on how to join here: 2017 Crew Applications Now Open! If you have questions, ask me, and if you apply, let them know you found the link here on my blog. Also, the following graphic is a link directly to the Crew application:


On my blogs last week . . .

Just A Second is where I share book reviews and other book-related things, and update on what's on my bookshelf. This week I finished and reviewed Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope by Texie Susan Gregory, and I've been reading:

A parting shot . . . This girl got her own personalized mug from CrossTimber too!

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Joanne said...

Oh I have been thinking of take out Chinese food all afternoon... really thinking I may have to make that happen for dinner tonight.

Jen|Practical, By Default said...

Looks like you had a great time, Chinese sounds great :) lol

Annette said...

So what is the TRUNK part of the trunk and treat? I's a new concept for me.

Kym said...

Trunk or Treat - for those who aren't familiar with it - is trick-or-treating in a parking lot, where everyone brings their car/truck and decorates the trunk or hatch with a theme. We basically create a safe and condensed "neighborhood" in our church parking lot and have a party.

~a homemaker said...

Sounds like a great week! Isn't it refreshing to participate in yard sales and free up space :)

I'm linking up for the first time.

Leah Courtney said...

I really like the mime costume! Your CrossTimber mugs are beautiful. I wasn't on that review, but I like seeing what you all got. :-)

K Quinn said...

Love those CrossTimber products :) You had a busy week!

Laura O in AK said...

We ended up skipping Trunk or Treat this year. The school my third son used to attend has one the Friday night closest to Halloween. But, this year it was my youngest son's birthday. So, we stayed close to home.

Those CrossTimber products look awesome. Has me interested for the future for everyone to have the meaning of their name.

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