A Tale of Ten Homeschoolers- We Start Monday!

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Well, this will be my last post when everyone is still on summer break. Yay! School starts Monday for all my non-teens, and we couldn’t be more excited. In fact, when the copy paper and ink arrived in the mail a few days ago, the kids asked if we could start right away. 🙂 I love it. Unfortunately we couldn’t, though, because we’ve had a fairly busy week.

On Sunday we invited my mother and our oldest son over for a 4th of July cookout. Yes, I realize that was the 3rd, but I wanted to have it on a day when my husband wouldn’t have to wake up early for work the next day, so Sunday it was!

We didn’t do much on the real 4th of July. The kids and I did try to watch the fireworks from our front porch…but when my 5 year old went into the house to use the bathroom, the front door got stuck, and she had to wake my hubby up to get the door open because we were all locked outside. (Apparently, the heat had made our door expand. Interesting.) We ended up missing the vast majority of the fireworks then because we had to go inside so my husband could go to bed in case the door got stuck again. Bummer. Continue reading “A Tale of Ten Homeschoolers- We Start Monday!”

A Tale of Ten Homeschoolers- Giving Our Children the World

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I know you’re probably getting tired of reading about how anxious I am for school to start, but I just can’t help myself because I just realized that this is the second last break-post I’ll be writing. After that we’ll be back on task again. I went to the library on Monday to get the books we’ll be needing for the next few weeks, and I honestly had to hold in excited laughter as I was putting the book list in my purse because I didn’t want my kids to think I was nuts. 🙂

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Another thing I’m really excited about is that this week started Jamie Martin’s Read the World Summer Book Club. Each week she’ll be focusing on a different part of the world, and we can choose books to read to coincide with that geographical area. We’ve been using her new book, Give Your Child the World, because of the exhaustive book lists included in it. (I should point out that I am not an affiliate of simplehomeschool.net. I just really wanted to share this great opportunity with you!) Continue reading “A Tale of Ten Homeschoolers- Giving Our Children the World”

Lazy Day Links-6/17/16

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The longer this break continues, the antsier and antsier I get to start school again. I am so excited to see what this new year will bring. I have to chuckle at this point-of-view because while most parents can’t wait to send their kids back to school, I can’t wait to do school with them. Homeschooling is amazing.

On to this week’s links!

My Favorite Posts:

It Takes a Parent, Not a Policy– National Review

Sammy Rhodes: Stop Genuflecting and Preach the Gospel– Timothy J. Hammons

What Can We Preach to Orlando?– Timothy J. Hammons

My Biggest Homeschool Regret– My Little Poppies

Homeschool Regrets: What I’d Go Back and Change– Life at the Table

 

Posts You May Have Missed:

Dear Leftists, You’ve Got It All Wrong!!

My Word for 2014 (Even Though I Had No Plans to Jump on the Bandwagon)

Tailoring a Homeschool Curriculum to Fit Your Child (And Not the Other Way Around)

Why Should We Homeschool?- Part 8- Learning from Life

Why Should We Homeschool?- Part 9- Socialization

 

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Books Worth Reading:

Hope Unfolding- Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heart– Becky Thompson

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book– Dr. David Jeremiah

Give Your Child the World-Jamie C. Martin

A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street– Milam McGraw Propst

The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling– Quinn Cummings

 

That’s it for this week. Next week I’m considering adding some good family movies in with the books to add some variety. What do you think? Any suggestions?

 

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