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Homeschool Happenings 8-1-14

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Week 2 at King Academy is finished! This week was much smoother than last week. I actually made it to the end of a few days without being exhausted!

PJ finished his two-week summer class today, having preached three sermons. As his practice audience, I have now received good teaching on 1 Thessalonians 4, Psalm 63, and Mark 8!

Seth started walking this week! Also, enjoy a picture of the breakfast buffet he made for himself one morning.

We took advantage of free bowling again on Monday. I always mean to take pictures, but this one of Emma’s outfit will have to do:

We added history and science to our week. In history, we learned about Russian emperors and practiced ballet positions. Then we studied Ethiopia and Liberia, and the kids designed their own flags. Again, I forgot to take pictures. In science, we finished up our study of the groups of the periodic table. We experimented with the effects of temperature on helium by measuring a balloon before and after it went in the freezer.

We started using Xtra Math this week in place of Quizlet flash cards. It seems like it will be a good way for the kids to practice math facts with less management from me!

We enjoyed a few play dates in cooler weather this week, although it ended up being too cool for a planned swim today! I won’t complain too much, considering it is the middle of summer.

Fridays are (supposed to be) half days for us in which the kids do some independent activities and wrap up assignments from the week. On all the other school days, I encourage them to stay on task, working to finish the work that is due on Friday. This week, Vernon finished his typing lesson, memory work, Latin workbook, and states and capitals practice before Friday, so he found himself with a short list of assignments to complete. When he realized how fast he was able to finish his Friday school assignments, I got to hear this gem: “Mom! I took your advice! Now all my work is done! It’s amazing! I’m going to take your advice more often!”

We’re looking forward to a laid-back weekend, and I’m hoping to get some time to read my ever-growing pile of books.

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Katie King
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