Skip to main content

Attention: Quiet Week!


I am in Portland, Oregon, with my mom this week helping my brother and sister-in-law paint their house in preparation of the birth of their first baby due in October. We are starting school next Monday morning, the day after I get home from my exhausting trip. So, this week the kids are doing nothing but enjoying the last week of their play time.

Journey to Excellence will be silent this week.

I won't have time to read Last Child in the Woods this week (what was I thinking when I assigned the next three chapters). So, the next three chapters are due for discussion at the end of NEXT week.

Since there will be no schooling, there will be no Weekly Wrap-up or Homeschool Mother's Journal.

The next time you hear from us, we will be reporting on our first day of school. There are lots of changes happening in our family, especially pertaining to school, so we'll be discussing all of that soon.

I'll leave you with some pictures from our final Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops that we attended on Sunday. All total, the kids sat through about 9 hours of workshops, did two crafts, answered 54 questions about what they learned, did activity pages, practiced casting a fishing rod and shooting a bow and arrow. Their favorite thing to do was to climb through the boats and tents and dream of their outdoor futures. They earned 9 pins and were very proud of their accomplishments for completing the whole program.










If you get the chance to attend a local Bass Pro Shops Familiy Summer Camp next year .... DO IT! It has been very informative, enriching, and fun!

Comments

  1. Enjoy your week! I look forward to hearing about your first day :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, Dawson is going back to public school? I know it is a personal decision but I thought he was doing so well with your teaching him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are moving from a 6A school district to a 2A school district ... in the town where I grew up and at the high school where I graduated. He has always been on the fence about going back to school, but I just couldn't let him go back here where we live. But he really wants to give school a try in a small town. I am up for it, if he is. I just want him to do well. He always has the option to come back home if it doesn't work for him.

      Delete
  3. Wow, Congrats about the contract. Looking forward to seeing and hearing about this in a post.
    Blessings
    Diane

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh, boo hiss on me. I should of dropped by your blog like a WEEK ago! *sigh* I only live 20 min from Portland, I would have drove in and bought you lunch (and helped paint, lol)! Now looking at your comments, I am missing more than your beautiful face in person... off to read some past posts to see what you have been up to...
    ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Sheri .. I would have LOVED to have gotten to see you!!! Maybe next time!!

      Delete

Post a Comment

We all know that in this crazy world of homeschooling, we need all the (adult) support we can get. Please leave a comment if you so wish!

Popular posts from this blog

Cells ~ It's What's for Dinner

Dawson made edible cells on Friday.


He made an animal cell pizza ...


and a plant cell chocolate chip cookie ...


He reviewed what he's learned about cells the past two weeks, and I had dinner made by someone else. Win, win!!

I am linking up at Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom.

Ketogenic + Restless Legs = Insomnia ... Um, No!

Okay, I have been eating ketogenic for five days now. I have gotten through the carb detox headaches and have settled into a macro plan of 5% carbs (no grains), 20% protein, 75% fat.

The upside is that I like the idea of limiting my body of all of the glucose which will help my minor health conditions.

But there are definitely downsides!

The first is that I am having a hard time getting in enough fats under the strictures of the diet. Who knew it would be hard to eat fats? The real problem is that the fats I want to eat then include a consumption of protein and/or carbs and then throws off my percentages. Still working on that one.

The bigger issue is that for the past couple of nights I have had trouble sleeping, and I have had restless legs.

Sleeping is one of those things that I do well. I go to bed at the same time every night (for the most part) and get up at the same time each morning. I can fit in a 15-30 minute power nap in the afternoon and have no trouble going to sleep at n…

America: The Story of Us ~ Episode 3: "Westward 1" Lesson Plans

This past summer, when I planned our lessons for this year, I was enthralled with how much information was in Episode 3 ~ Westward. It couldn't be done in just three weeks, as I had intended for each unit. So, I broke Westward up into two separate units: Westward 1 and Westward 2. This week I will provide the lesson plans for Westward 1. We spent three weeks on this part of the unit.

We readThe Captain's Dog by Roland Smith. We read an equal number of pages each day to cover the three-week unit (Suprisingly, Dawson did not enjoy this book as much as I thought he would. With him being such a dog-lover, I thought he would appreciate it more. But it just didn't have enough action for him. You'll find that he's hard to please when it comes to literature. I actually really enjoyed The Captain's Dog and thought it was a great piece of historical fiction.)


We watched the entire Episode 3, did the discussion questions/video quiz for the episode and the vocabulary words…