A Tale of Ten Homeschoolers- Summer Fun!

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Another week has flown by, and I’m telling you, I am already so antsy to begin our new homeschool year! There’s a reason for this…after years of doing lapbooking, I finally decided to look into notebooking, and I am wondering why I never checked it out before. It looks like so much fun and will be a great way to transition some of my kids into writing more often. Yay for Jimmie Lanley!

I’ve also been trying to come up with a plan for my soon-to-be 11th grader for history. He’s very hands-on and doesn’t like to read, so I’m thinking of writing a study of World Folklore for him to do for the year. (I can see a beautiful notebook for this!) We’ll see where this takes us, but for now I’m really psyched about it. I’m such a nerd. 🙂

This past Saturday I went to Family Day at my oldest son’s Military Police Reserve unit. It was fairly relaxing since the only “child” I brought with me was my 16-yr-old. It was bittersweet, though, because there was a bounce house, dart games, bubbles, and Batman! (I didn’t tell my younger kids that they missed out on Batman. Ssh!)


Sunday was a washout, so we weren’t able to inflate the pool, but we got it up on Monday. Boy, did the kids have fun with that! There was also quite a bit of playing in the dirt this past week, and we found a ladybug larva- I never knew there was such a thing.

We also made some butterflies with paint- thanks for the idea, Mother of 3!


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My oldest daughter is in Atlantic City as I write this, getting ready for an anime convention this weekend. She’s particularly excited about this one because, other than it being in Atlantic City, it’s also the first convention she’s been to in 10 months. Believe me, she was more than ready.

As for me, I just received the book With My Eyes Wide Open from UPS yesterday and have already finished it because it.was.amazing. I don’t want to give away too much, but suffice it to say, the faith of this rock star made me take a second look at my relationship with Jesus. Let’s just say that it made me pull my devotional off the shelf and dust it off with tears in my eyes. Look for a review of it in the next couple of days.

Tomorrow my hubby is planning on taking several of the kids to see the World of Warcraft movie. They’re so excited.

That’s about it for this fun-filled week. Leave a comment and tell me how yours has been!


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Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

18 thoughts on “A Tale of Ten Homeschoolers- Summer Fun!”

  1. Hi Shelley! Sounds like your week was funly busy. All my kids work at Dairy Queen, even my 14 year old who told me that is what God is calling her to right now. She is working 2 days a week. I am editing book, our air conditioner died, hopefully new one in today before it gets in the 90’s, and we are finally retiring our van as we really don’t need it anymore. Your academic year to come sounds fun. I always get excited about the classes, too.

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    1. You’re writng a book, too? Are you self-publishing or do you have a publisher? I’m about halfway through writng a book on homeschooling, and I’m not sure which is the better path to take.

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  2. I sadly know nothing of notebooking. I will be looking into that presently. Thanks for another idea, and yes, you absolutely should write a book about homeschooling. Is it going to be an e book we can purchase from your site?

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    1. I’m not really sure what path I’m going to take, yet. I, personally, like actual, physical books, but I know that many people prefer ebooks. I’m also not sure whether i’m going to self-publish or try to find a publisher. I’m only about halfway through the book, so I’m going to have to do more research!

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  3. That batman really looks the part! Loving your pool too – we’ve just got a tiny toddler one at the moment, though I keep putting my feet in it much to the disgust of my 18 month old! 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing over at #FridayFrivolity x

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    1. He sounded like Batman, too! As for the pool…yeah it’s cute, but guess who the unlucky gal is who has to blow it up every time the air starts getting low…


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