Eli and Brynne did school in completely opposite ways this past week.
Brynne had volleyball camp at the University of Central Missouri from 9-3 Monday through Wednesday. She loves this camp and works hard to improve her skills every year. She did a great job! I always enjoy watching her doing what she loves.
While she was gone each day, Eli was home doing his own kind of schoolwork. He continued to work through Taken Charge by Galvanize Labs. This is a program I received for FREE from Homeschool Co-op. You can also utilize this great program for free through August 31, 2016!
Then he moved onto learning about astronomy with Extreme Phenomena by Home School Astronomy. (I will have a review of this product coming soon.)
He read out of his book Gregor the Overlander: The Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins.
Finally, he watched a recorded episode of Brain Games. (We love this show!) There are four seasons on Netflix.
There is a part of me that misses the sweet, fun schooling activities I did with the kids when they were young students. But there is another part that is so thankful to be able to set up some lessons for the kids, leave them at home to do them, and know that they are getting completed.
If you read my Wednesday Hodgepodge this week, you learned that my son-in-law's younger brother was in a serious car accident this past weekend. Everybody has had to pitch in to help in this situation. While Kyndal and Collin have been at the hospital and with the family, we have been taking care of their dogs and their house. It's been a difficult week for everybody.
We decided not to do any schoolwork on Thursday and to sleep in a little later instead. The kids spent the whole day vegging out, and I went grocery shopping and helped Dawson set up his own cell phone account. Tomorrow the little kids and I are going to Oklahoma for the weekend to spend time with daddy, visit family, and go to the waterpark with our Okie besties on Sunday.
2016/2017 Hours Completed: 101 hours 15 minutes, with 52 hours 45 minutes outside the home.