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The Weekly Wrap-up: Indoor Picnics, Brownies and Field Day

And it's Friday again.  Where do these weeks go?!  

I don't know about your homeschool, but it's getting harder to stay focused around here--what with the weather being so gorgeous and all!  It's a good thing that we're tapering off here towards the end of our school year.  Yes, I do plan to do some school through the summer even though it will not be our regular schedule.  Just enough to avoid summer brain drain :)  But we are wrapping things up and our schedule is not even full now.  
(indoor picnic)

Mr. B has completed his math and grammar for the year already.  I am keeping him on his toes with another math workbook a couple of days a week and also some math websites on the other days.  We are also continuing his grammar lessons on an every-other-day basis.  

The Princess has really finished her math for the year as well.  However, since we started using Singapore this year and they recommend starting one grade level down if you haven't used it before, I am actually having her do one extra book this year and next year, then she'll be exactly where she needs to be by then end of next year.  So even though she's completed the necessary 2 workbooks already, she is doing a 3rd workbook, as well as working on some math websites, too.  Math is one of her tougher subjects and she needs to stay in practice.  She is also finishing her last language arts study with Total Language Plus.  

Of course, we are still doing history and science together as a family.  We'll definitely continue those through the summer.   

The Princess had her very last Girl Scout meeting as a Brownie this week.  It's been a fun two years, but I think we are going to try something besides Girl Scouts this fall--perhaps 4H.  I would like to find something that both kiddos can enjoy and participate in.  

Today we enjoyed our homeschool group's annual Field Day.  The kids had fun playing some classic relay games and laughing at us parents when we also played one.  The weather couldn't have been more perfect for a day outside--it was beautiful!  And the company was great!  We have really been blessed with a great homeschool group here.




And now I am ready to enjoy the rest of my weekend.  I have a new book to read, some family fun planned for tomorrow, and beautiful weather to enjoy.  I hope you have a great weekend, too!

This post is linked to the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.




Comments

Unknown said…
Fun,Fun,Fun!! We haven't had a indoor picnic for so long it feels like a decade. This post is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
Stefanie said…
How fun!! We have indoor picnics now and then.
Jennifer said…
Your pictures look so sunny and happy. We are getting back into 4H; I like how they have something for all of the kids, too.
I'm glad you had a good week! We are slowing down as well, but we have to keep going this summer. With our busy schedule of therapies etc., we are behind. Flexible schedules is one of the many great advantages of homeschooling though!

Tim from the Crew
Mary said…
I love the indoor picnic!! Looks like a fun filled week!
Susan Godfrey said…
Oh how fun! We love indoor picnics around here. Especially in the middle of a Texas summer :)

Blessings!
Susan
http://www.susangodfrey.com
Lynn @ TDHGP said…
My daughter had her very last meeting as a Brownie Troop Leader yesterday. Kind of a bittersweet moment. She's been a Girl Scout for 13 years--and earned her Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. It's been such a part of our lives and now she has "farewelled" out and is considered an Adult in Scouting. Hard to believe.
Erika said…
We're all about indoor picnics here! Field day looks like it was a lot of fun!
Modest Mama said…
The indoor picnic is a great idea! I'll have to remember that for winter.

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