The adventures of a homeschooling family

Howard and Rachel
Annie, Emma, Sarah, Laura and Adam

Friday, May 29, 2015

Last Day!

Today is the last day of school!

Sarah and Laura really buckled down and finished science and math earlier this week. That just leaves spelling and writing for Sarah over the summer, which is good to keep up anyway.

Emma has been working hard on math, but it's harder to do 4 lessons a day when the lessons are longer and the work is harder. Even so, she has been doing great, and understanding the work, which is what's important. Science is still the bane of her school life. 

Annie has been cranking out algebra 2, and is now caught up. She has been doing so much Spanish that she sometimes answers us in Spanish! She has been reading British Literature like crazy, and rewriting her Jane Eyre paper because it's not to her liking. 

Even though they all have something to work on over the summer, I am so proud of them all. They have all put in a lot of time and effort this year. They have had some wonderful projects, some total duds and some work they just had to slog through. 

Sarah and Laura were so excited today that they got up early, put up streamers and made pancakes! Hooray for the relaxed life of summer!

Emma also managed to finish all of her Junior journeys for Girl Scouts, which should get her the Summit award. Additionally, she earned her Bronze award for service. 

Sarah was able to complete her second Brownie journey, and in the last 3 weeks earned activity/skill/legacy badges for: snacks, senses, hiking, Girl Scout way, pets, dancing, My Best Day and I think one more. She did so much work and learned so much these last 5 months in Brownies.

Laura earned most of her Daisy petals. She is excited to bridge up to Brownies and is already planning her badges.

Tonight, they will all three bridge up to the next level. Emma will be a Cadette, Sarah will be a Junior and Laura will be a Brownie. There are big changes for them next year. Emma and Sarah will have a new leader, who says she will definitely consider kayaking!!! Laura knows about all the badges available and wants to get started right away. 

Onward to summer adventures!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Giants game

Last week we were able to go to our first Giants game as a family. 

Not only was it amazing to actually be there, together, they won, and beat LA!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Home Stretch

Laura as Good Queen Bess
We are in the final two weeks of this school year. We are pushing pretty hard to finish on time.

 Emma and Sarah are doubling up on math lessons. Sarah and Laura have been doing at least 1 chapter a day in history, and we have 1 1/2 more chapters to go in their science. 

Emma and Annie are going to be doing experiments next week for science, as well as tons of literature and essays. 

Laura finished her math and language arts programs this week, freeing her up to practice like crazy for the upcoming recital.

Emma and Sarah have been rushing to finish as many badges and journeys as possible before they bridge up in Girl Scouts, also on the last day of school. 

These two girls also have a dance performance coming up in June, and have been tapping all over the house.

Annie's Shakespeare performance was also earlier this month. The lead up to the performance was pretty crazy. She had rehearsals sometimes 3x a week for several hours each day. Some rehearsals were all day! It was a great performance. I will post pictures once I get some from my dad. 

Annie was Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She did a wonderful job, stayed in character and had a blast! She even got to slap a boy, hard!

Now, she is trying to cram in all the work she missed, plus everything she lost when her laptop died. She is caught up in Algebra 2, and almost in Spanish 2. Her laptop died just before spring break. She was supposed to work thru spring break because of her 10 days in San Diego. When we finally put in a new hard drive (after spring break), all her work from the first semester onward,was lost, so she had to begin again on lesson 1! She has been doing Spanish  for hours everyday. 

We are all looking forward to the end of the school year. This time is so hectic!