Friday, June 1, 2018

Homeschool Highlights - Almost Summer Edition

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Homeschool news  . . . So Friday evening was the grad ceremony. I skipped out of work early so I had time to get home and shower, change, grab a bite to eat, and all that good stuff before Kennady and I headed out to do that. We did the most Christian homeschooler thing ever, and stopped for Chick-fil-A takeout on our way to grad! We had a good day for the ceremony - sunny and warm but not blazing hot, so it was good for the pictures outside. Although I will say the church was really hot and the short times I spent at the piano during sound check and during the ceremony itself I felt like I was dripping sweat. I felt so bad for the grads in their gowns! The girls had light dresses but the young man had to endure it in a dress shirt and tie plus the gown! Other than that, everything went well and it was a very enjoyable evening celebrating the accomplishments of some wonderful kids and their families.

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With that as a bit of motivation, we hit the books when we could during the week. Kennady has to really go hard at Algebra and for the most part she cooperated with me on that. She does have some History to finish off as well, but not as much. I received all her final grades for French (which she rocked!) so I've started pulling together her portfolio for our year-end review next week. I did one year-end review myself this week and have two more coming up.

Other news . . . Saturday morning we slept later than we likely should have, but it was all good. We managed to get a few things done at home before Kennady and I took off to spend the entire afternoon and most of the evening at grad parties for two of her friends. Sunday was relatively quiet, although for some reason we didn't get a lot of downtime.

On Monday, the hubster came along with me and Kennady to watch the Memorial Day parade, while Landon marched in it with his Civil Air Patrol squadron. We found out last year that right in front of the coffee roastery where I work is prime parade viewing real estate, so that's where we went this year as well. And bonus - Monday is my usual day to work, so I put in some time in the shop serving drinks before the parade started. Also, this was the first Memorial Day in a very long time on which we didn't have anyone over for dinner. Strange.

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While I had errands to run and a year-end review to look after, it was a relatively quiet week overall. We even moved our worship team practice to Thursday evening so we could relax a bit on Wednesday.

Reader Favorites . . . some of the most read posts here on Homeschool Coffee Break over the past month or so - thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing!

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Virtual Refrigerator - Van Gogh Style Landscape

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Homeschool Highlights - Grad Week

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On my blogs last week . . .

Here on Homeschool Coffee Break:

May Long Weekend Photo Collection
Virtual Refrigerator - Adventure Is Out There

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Adventure Is Out There by Kat, May 2018

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Monthly Bookshelf Review - May 2018
Recent Reads - The Accidental Guardian
Wordless Wednesday - Memorial Day Parade
Teaser Tuesday/First Chapter First Paragraph - The Accidental Guardian
Scripture and a Snapshot - Great Is The Lord

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 The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy, and I've been reading:

A parting shot . . . This was the homeschool Class of 2016 - Landon is in there - can you pick him out? There's also an older brother of one of this year's class. Part of me can hardly believe it's been two years since he graduated, and part of me is amazed that it's been ONLY two years, since a lot has happened!

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Dawn said...

What an exciting time of year. All the graduate pictures are great.
Blessings, Dawn

Joanne said...

We missed our town's memorial day parade but it's nothing like yours anyway! Sounds like a busy week.

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