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In my life this week ... Okay, really, I am over the heat! I'm all for summer temps (well, not really) but temps over 100 degrees every single day for weeks on end is more than I can handle! My garden is yuck, despite the watering. I even have bushes and trees dying. We don't feel like even stepping outside. It's gross, really.

In our homeschool this week… We have actually not done a thing this past week. At the end of last week we went to a Science Camp. Then this week my sister and niece are visiting, so we are busy spending time with them. Today, however, we are hoping to do Barb's Sunflower Study from Handbook of Nature Study's July activities calendar because we have some Co-op friends coming over.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Brynne has one more night of Dance Camp tonight. Then my husband and I are going for a much-needed-way-overdue night away to celebrate our anniversary that was last month. Other than that, we're staying in to avoid the heat.

My favorite thing this week was… Sitting next to my son at Brynne's Dance Camp with the two of us with our noses in books, side-by-side.

What’s working/not working for us… THE HEAT! And being off our schedule keeps us from doing our daily reading. We still have a month before school starts, though, so we can hit it hard again starting next week and get in three good weeks before school starts again.

Questions/thoughts I have… Where are my Teaching Textbooks materials?

Things I’m working on… more U.S. History!  And now I only have about three weeks to get about five units done. I am going to be busy the rest of the summer! I am also working on Brynne's birthday party that is next month.

Books I’m reading… Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller, Seasons of a Mother's Heart, by Sally Clarkson (reading with the moms in our Co-op Playgroup), More Faith in My Day by Emilie Barnes (my daily devotional).

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… 

The little gal visiting next door this past weekend.

School takes on many forms in the summer months. Hop on over to The Homeschool Chick to see what it looks like in other homes.


  1. Other than the heat, looks like a great week. My dh and I are headed away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversy also--enjoy your time away.


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