Friday, March 1, 2019

Homeschool Highlights - The Week With More College Stuff

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Homeschool news  . . . There was a lot of school to fit in this week, and Kennady really had to work hard and make a few sacrifices to get it all done! This week we took the next step to get her feeling prepared for college, and she attended Preview Day. This is a chance for students who plan to enroll in the college for the fall semester to spend some time on campus during a regular day, get familiar with the campus, and sit in on a class of their choosing. This took up most of the day on Wednesday. Kennady said that the information she got wasn't much different from what had been shared at the Open House, but it was more specifically targeted for the small group of students, and she definitely appreciated being able to tour the campus and get familiar with where to find things. Also very positive - she struck up a friendship with another girl planning to attend in fall. Unfortunately, the class that Kennady was to sit in on was cancelled, and the information didn't get to the event planners, so Kennady and her new friend wound up waiting for an instructor that didn't show up and then killing time by wandering the campus. It was a disappointment for her to miss a chance to sample a class setting, but overall it was a good day.

Even if it meant she stayed home from youth on Wednesday evening to finish up her co-op homework! Personally, I think maybe the principles in the Victus Study Skills System may have inspired her to make that responsible choice. (We'll be sharing our review of Victus on Monday!)

Other news . . . We spent our Saturday working on painting in our kitchen and dining room and got the ceiling completely done. With weather canceling last week's midweek activities at church, we had to be up extra early on Sunday so that we could fit in our worship team rehearsal before church. At least everything we practiced was really fresh for the service!

On Monday evening I got to meet up with some friends for our homeschool group's moms night out, and when I got home from that I was put to work helping the hubster with painting. Exactly what I wanted to be doing at 10pm on a Monday night, right?! But we had set a deadline to have it done by the end of the month, so we had to take whatever time we had. It looked good, but we decided it did need a second coat of paint, so that was what we did when we all got home late Tuesday evening. We have a little touch-up to do in a couple spots, and of course everything has to be put back in the room and organized, but the painting is done!

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We were not quite finished with unpleasant weather, though, as it was extremely windy. It sounds severe if I say we lost a tree, doesn't it? But to be accurate, we lost this tree to an ice storm a long time ago. We'd left it standing, since it was far enough from the house and the road to not pose any threat. This week's wind took it down, so really, we gained easier access to a bit of firewood! It doesn't even look like that big a tree when it's all broken up on the ground.

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The last part of the week has gone pretty much as usual, but I think we'll have a busy weekend since the hubster and I will both be working some extra. Good thing we finished the painting project!

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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What About Kids That Don't Like to Read?

What About Kids That Don't Like to Read? - Part of the How Do You Homeschool Series on Homeschool Coffee Break @

On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Share Four Somethings - February 2019
Monthly Bookshelf Review - February 2019
Recent Reads - Kind Is the New Classy
Recent Reads - Ladies of Intrigue
Scripture and a Snapshot - Your Paths

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 Kind Is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously by Candace Cameron Bure and Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep, and I've been reading:

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
The White City: True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime by Grace Hitchcock

A parting shot . . . When I arrived to pick Kennady up from work on Tuesday, she said she was 'testing' the digital pianos. As far as I could tell, they all worked fine!

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Joanne said...

That's too bad she didn't get to sit in on one of the classes but how fun to spend a good part of the day on campus! My middle son and I went to check out a local technical high school that he really wants to apply to and he's going to be sitting on part of a day of classes too. He can't wait. I'm a bit apprehensive about it but the program does sound pretty amazing...

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