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End of the Week Wrap {last day of school!!}


We made it!!  Today was our last day of the 2012-2013 school year!!  Whoo hoo!!  Can you tell I'm excited for our summer break?  Just a little bit ....heehee

In our homeschool this week...

Mr. B has really been finished all week long and has just been doing some reading each day.  The Princess had math to wrap up this week though and has finally completed it today--thank God!!  He has helped us through this year of math, that's for sure!  

We are still finishing our history book (Story of the World, volume III) and will continue reading that through the summer until we complete it.  I also plan to have the kiddos do some math activities once or twice a week just to keep them fresh.  

Some homeschool advice I have is...

Please take a summer break for your own sanity's sake!  Even if it's only a short summer break, I think it's just as important for moms to be refreshed as well as the kiddos have a break.  Summertime is always a time of renewal for me.  I generally exhausted when the school year wraps up and summer gives me that time to get refocused, so some personal reading and studying, and just be refreshed in general.  

Our favorite thing this week...

Finishing our year was by far everyone's favorite thing! :)  That and getting to eat more Chick-Fil-A than we need ...one finally opened in our small town and we have already been there more times that I care to admit!  

Things I'm working on...

This week I've done a lot of catch-up around the house.  The past couple of months, especially the past few weeks, have been so incredibly busy that I feel very behind on things.  The basics were happening, of course, like laundry, cleaning, cooking, but I also took the time to do a few other things that I've been wanting to do.  I made a cute summer banner for our fireplace (I'll share soon!) and I switched around a couple of closets (still a work in progress!).  

I'm cooking...

It was great to have some homemade family meals this week!  I finally made it to the grocery store and got back into my meal planning groove this week.  It felt good!!  Last night my parents and sister came over and we had a good, hearty meal of my Grandma's Goulash with salad made from farmers-market-fresh ingredients and delicious French bread.  

I'm reading...

I just wrapped up Unexpected Love and am digging into Unglued now, preparing for our church's ladies' summer book study.  I am really excited about this study!!

I'm grateful for...

I've got a hot date tonight with my hubby!!  We've been like ships passing in the night lately and it will be good to get away for a few hours with him.


(the kiddos' first lawn picnic of the season)

I hope you've had a wonderful week~now go and enjoy your weekend! :)

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hsmominmo said…
We finished our school year this week also and looking forward to our summer break too - WaHoo! Enjoy you summertime :0)
Unknown said…
Awesome! Congratulations on finishing another year! We still have 3 weeks left, but most of our work has been completed; just wrapping up the loose ends. We're definitely looking forward to summer!
Plumeriatmc said…
Congratulations on finishing your year, we will be doing the same pretty soon. I still like to do some activities in the Summer to keep my daughter busy, but I think it's essential to take a break. Have a wonderful Summer!
Lucinda said…
Such great advice! We are pretty relaxed homeschoolers but I know how good for us all it is to take breaks. I never want to take them but afterwards it's obvious how much we've benefitted in sometimes quite unexpected ways.
I hope you guys had a lovely date :-)
Lucinda (visiting via Weird Unsocialised Homeschoolers)
I've entertained the idea of year-round schooling, and I love it in theory but by this time of year I definitely see the need for a break. Even if it's just a few weeks. We do a little math on through the summer (and informal nature study, etc) but mostly, we'll finish up in a couple of weeks and then take off til sometime in August.

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