Friday, January 26, 2018

Homeschool Highlights - Week Twenty-One

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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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Homeschool news  . . . We recorded the last day of first semester on Monday, so I also had to do the first semester report card. Usually that's pretty painless, since I use the Homeschool Tracker Online for record-keeping. As is often the case, though, I had a bit of catching up to do entering assignment grades! And I also had to figure out how to record the assignment grades for her co-op classes. Of course she's doing a great job in the co-op classes, and doing well keeping up with everything else too. The only frustrating thing is to look at how much she's done in History and Algebra and realize that she could be so much closer to being finished both of those courses if she'd been more consistent. But not a big deal - she's still on pace to finish on time, or well before the end of the school year if she steps it up just a tiny bit.

Other news . . . It's been another typically busy week, with everyone in the family spending at least one day at work. Spencer has been helping out with the contractor that Landon works for, so both boys have been a part of the renovation work at church. Which looked like this on Tuesday:

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Much has changed since then, but I haven't heard yet whether we'll be able to have our Sunday morning service in the sanctuary, or whether we'll make do in the fellowship hall one more week. 

I said that everybody put in some time at a job this week, and that includes Kennady. She was offered some work for today at the music shop where she takes her guitar lessons. And of course I'm at work - where it's busy! - which contributes to this post being later than I'd like.

We had another grad planning meeting this week too. As much as we love planning the ceremony, it also reminds us how quickly this school year is going by, and how quickly the years go by overall!

What I'm Highlighting . . . the Virtual Homeschool Fair 2018! There's one more week left in this annual blogging event hosted by Susan at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds. You can use this link to find my contributions, and each of them has links to all the other participating blogs: Virtual Homeschool Fair 2018 on Homeschool Coffee Break.

A Long Time Ago . . . Why We Decided to Homeschool on Homeschool Coffee Break @ - Week 1 "The Reasons We Homeschool" in the Virtual Homeschool Fair 2018

I recommend . . .  taking advantage of the last few days of the 2018 New Year, Fresh Start promotion at! Until the end of the month, the Ultimate Membership is only $90 a year (use the promo code NEWYEAR18), or $9.95 per month (use the promo code MONTHNEWYEAR18). For more info, take a look at my post - All That and More! A couple weeks ago all the new Crew members reviewed the site, and they all used and highlighted different features of this all-in-one homeschool resource. You can see their reviews linked up at the Homeschool Review Crew blog

I also want to make mention of the newest book by one of my favorite authors. Isaiah's Daughter by Mesu Andrews is now available, and one of her previous books, Miriam, is currently on sale.

Isaiah's Daughter - My review of Isaiah's Daughter


On my blogs last week . . .

No-Nonsense Algebra (Blogging Through the Alphabet) on Homeschool Coffee Break @

And on my book blog, Just A Second:
Reading Challenges 2018
What I'm Reading - January 22, 2018
Scripture and a Snapshot - Rejoicing Comes In the Morning

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 French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano, and I've been reading:

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill) by Julie Klassen
My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna's Choice by Angie Dicken
Judah's Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees (The Silent Years) by Angela Hunt 

A parting shot . . . I think I've finally achieved a fairly even all-over grey for my hair. Or more accurately, it's silver. SILVER. Because that sounds better and shinier.

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Joanne said...

I was just counting pages in my boys' math books today. My middle son had to switch books a month into school so he has a bit more work than his brothers but it seems like we'll all finish up well before the official end of school. I love knowing we have that extra lee way!

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