We’ve been plugging along here, this weekend I’ll be planning our final few weeks of homeschool. We started early, in August if you recall. I love to finish up by spring so that we can enjoy the spring activities: getting our garden going, garage saling, used curriculum sales, etc. I took a few pictures last week, of the different things that were going on in our homeschool.
Banana and Chocolate are quickly approaching the end of their Junior Year and their 2nd semester of college. Finals are in the middle of April, they are busy working on final projects and studying for tests.
The three highschoolers, and myself are taking the Constitution 101 class given freely by Hillsdale College. We watch 1 lecture a week and take the quiz following the lecture. They get highschool credit for this class, but not college credit.
You can see we have some mixed reactions to the class. lol
She likes to do her science in her bedroom, off she goes!
As soon as they are all done with their classes I’ll work on making up their transcripts while everything is still fresh in my head. Thankfully the college that the boys are going too sends me a “report card” that I can easily add to for a complete transcript. It’s hard to believe they will both be seniors next year!
Banana is trying to find employment, he’s got a second interview at a local restaurant today. Chocolate wants a summer job too, but won’t start looking until after finals.
This picture cracks me up! Various stages of dress, waving goodbye to Daddy!
We’ve been starting school at promptly 8:00 am. They like to get right to work so they have more time to play later.
Starting a new 1st grade reader from Christian Light.
We’ve been doing a little poetry on Friday’s. Blue-Raspberry and Bubble Gum practice reading a grade appropriate poem orally several times until they can read it with proper rhythm and pronunciation, they really enjoy this.
Sorting the letters he’s learned in All About Reading PreReading.
Look at his tongue! It was going to town while he was doing this activity!
He put these all in order, without any prompting from me so that he could easily do this-
Oh, to have a busy baby in the school room…tests my patience that’s for sure! She’s at the height where she’s always bonking her head on the little table and getting stuck under the big table when she stands using somebody’s chair. Still, she’s so adorable, that fuels a lot grace!
She LOVES this poke-a-dot book that I bought from Timberdoodle! It holds her attention for a good long time, in baby minutes anyway.
Everyday is not perfect and the week that I took most of these pictures was an especially emotional one. Bubble Gum had a hard week, with victories and challenges. One day she was crying and mad because the Greek Alphabet didn’t have certain letters from her name! Really? That kind of silliness really gets to me! But we made it through and this week we’ve been focusing on obeying mom quickly, without delay and with a cheerful attitude. I have a certain 4 year old who can be so ornery. Thankfully he responds quickly to discipline, as long as I stay consistent, he’s much easier to be around!
And since it’s still winter and I’m getting a little cooped up feeling and a little weary from all this consistency, I bought myself something to cheer me on.
I love Above Rubies. Nancy Campbell never fails to encourage me and keep me on track and inspired!
So there you have it! That’s what been going on in our homeschool! How are you doing? Are you hanging in there? This is a tough time of year for most homeschoolers, but the end is close! Don’t give up! Spring is coming!!