Homeschooling Year Round

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I love the summertime (well except the heat and humidity in Texas) because we get to relax our schedule.  This summer has offered a lot of opportunities.  First, my youngest two have had numerous opportunities to go swimming with the youth group at our church at the home of one of our members.

Our entire family attending a swimming party/cook-out at the same home of our members.  During that cookout, my second son took the time to work on a crossword puzzle book, which is shown in the picture above.  My oldest son spent his time socializing, while the youngest two enjoyed swimming with some of their friends.

The younger two also participated in a Service camp held at our church.  They did some things around the church including painting, cleaning and visiting members of the church and working at a local charity.  All in all, they had a great time.

Now we are about to enter August, which means we will take two weeks off (mainly because my husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary) before gearing back up for the new year.

It is hard to believe my youngest three will all be doing high school work.  I have some great resources we will be using this year, and I look forward to sharing them with you in some future posts.

So what is going on in your world?  I would love to hear from you.

“M” is for Mystery of History, Males, and Memories

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Here is my next post for the Blogging A to Z challenge.  Today’s letter is “M”.  For me, “M” is for Mystery of History, Males and Memories.

Mystery of History is one of my favorite History programs.  I was introduced to it when we first started homeschooling.  Throughout the years, we have enjoyed listening to it, reading it and doing the assignments for it.  There is such a variety of activities to complete.  The author Linda Lacour Hobar acutally reads all the volumes for the audiobooks.  She does a fantastic job with this and the music that plays in the background is fantastic.

Next “M” is for males.  In a household of 6, males dominant our home.  With a husband and three sons, there is never a dull moment around our home.  They keep life exciting.

“M” is also for memories.  My children provide a large variety of memories over the years.  One of my favorite memories is taking our family to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.  The park lends itself to creating memories that will last a lifetime.  This year might bring one of the best memories with my daughter possibly being tall enough finally to ride all the rollercoasters in the park.  We will see how many she actually choses to ride.

So what comes to mind for you when you see the letter “M”?  I look forward to hearing from you.