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Homeschool Highlights (Less School, More Life)


We had a busy, busy week involving a lot of running around:  visiting our old dog at her new home, taking Miss 17 for a driver’s test, preparing for Mr 14’s camp out, taking Miss 12 to a math exam, having Miss 12 and Miss 9 down with a flu, checking out a new organ that someone is giving us, buying cedar posts for a fence we need to make, attending the first casual homeschool soccer game of the season, taking the oldest three to a church party, and hosting a camp out.  As well, the oldest three all worked at their part-time jobs.  This much outside activity is highly unusual for us, for we usually concentrate on being at home and doing schoolwork. 


Obviously the week’s schoolwork did not get finished.  This is not good, since we still have a lot to do this school year.  I have to keep reminding myself that there’s more to life than schoolwork. The children like to remind me of this, too.  Even my highly-educated husband occasionally tells me that school is highly over-rated.   

 So we’ll do a little bit of schoolwork today but we’ll spend much of our time doing Saturday things–and that is OK. 


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  1. proverbsmama says:

    I think we all can fall into the mindset that school is everything. However, when we let it go for a few days, it seems like everyone gets a breath of fresh air, and comes back ready to do the school stuff once again.

  2. www.prncsstefy.blogspot.com says:

    It's been that kind of year for us too. Doing a lot of life stuff and now our school year is extended a bit. But isn't it great that we have that option? =o)

  3. wdworkman says:

    Sounds like a good week (except for the flu). Hope everyone's feeling better.

    Janet W


  4. Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy says:

    How was your dog's transition? We're going to need to find a new home for our elderly dogs before our move. I'm really apprehensive about doing that to them in their advanced years.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Our dog was quite young, and his new owners are real sweethearts, so the transition was OK.

      Our older dog was very, very lonely for him, though. He sat on the slope in our front yard, looking in the direction his friend had gone. This went on for a long time.

      And of course the children found it very difficult.

      If I were you, I’d try to find your dogs a place they can both go to so they can at least stay together.

      Annie Kate

  5. […] had a very busy school week, mostly because we hadn’t finished last week’s work.   However, since we stayed home most of the week we had a lot of time to work.  That was good […]

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