Friday, February 2, 2018

Homeschool Highlights - First Semester Wrapped Up

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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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I was hoping the groundhog would have good news for us today. Instead I've got a polar bear mug. And I'm so late with this - sorry!

Homeschool news  . . . The last day of first semester was last week, and reports were due last Friday, so we are now officially into second semester - and I have all the grades from first semester recorded. Woot! One of Kennady's co-op classes was just one semester, so that is finished and she's been awarded the half credit for Speech and Presentation. You might think she'll have some extra time now that she has that class completed, but you wouldn't be entirely right. It doesn't really change our schedule on co-op days, since we still hang around with friends or run errands which means we probably won't get home any sooner most weeks. It is, however, one less class for which there is homework! Kennady had straight A's in all her subjects - of course. Because that's how homeschoolers usually roll. We work on it till it's right, so most of the time that means an A. All her music classes are easy A's; she earned solid A's in all three co-op classes;  History and Bible were A's; and the low A in Algebra was definitely hard won.

Other news . . . Another busy work week for all of us! Even Kennady got another half day of work at the piano shop. Here are the latest pictures from the church renovation project that has kept Landon (and Spencer for a couple days) busy this week:

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this is how it looked for services last Sunday

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On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

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Judah's Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees (The Silent Years) by Angela Hunt 

A parting shot . . . This little curiosity shop in a nearby town, which looks like something out of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Kirsten West said...

The brilliant blue of the door on that curiosity shop is wild! I would love to see what it looks like inside!

BARBIE said...

Congratulations on wrapping up the first semester. With me being out of the home school loop I fail to stop by for the updates as often as I'd like. But son is doing fantastic with independent study. He received all 3 A's and 3 B's on his 1st report card. Proud mama!

Joesette said...

Congratulations on wrapping up the first semester and on those good grades!

Deann H said...

Yeah... that groundhog! The sanctuary looks great! Hope it is finished soon!

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