Week in Review - April 3-7

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Week in Review - April 3-7

Postby my3sons » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:11 am

Ok Ladies,

What was YOUR week Like?

You can post:

a- A picture
b- A blog Link
c- A written synopsis
d- Your favorite memory
e- Anything you want that shares your HOD excitement!

Important Note: If you are linking us to your blog, please make sure it's not just a general link, but to your specific post of HOD. That way if someone reads through these a year from now they can find your share without needing to hunt!

In Christ,
Julie
Enjoyed LHTH, LHFHG, BLHFHG, BHFHG, PHFHG, CTC, RTR, RevtoRev, MTMM, DITHOR, WG, WH, USI, USII
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Mother to 3 sons, ages 19, 16, and 12
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Re: Week in Review - April 3-7

Postby my3sons » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:45 am

Preparing Hearts for His Glory:
We are in Unit 30 - woo hoo! Nearing the end of another amazing homeschooling year together! The finish is always a mixed bag of 'things have gotten easier,' which we celebrate the skills that have improved, and 'things have gotten harder,' as the dedication needed to finish strong must be a conscious choice as work hours pick up, fishing season is ushered in, and book conventions are on the horizon for us. I do love this busy life though. I do love the blessing of being able to homeschool. I do love hearing the boys laugh together - work together - share together - pray together - play together - this is the happy vision of 'family' and homeschooling that I always dreamed of. It is not easy; if it was, everybody would do it. It is not without its mishaps; no one is perfect - parent nor child. BUT, it is the life we love, it is our life purpose for the Lord, and it is the best way to live out these crazy busy days together! I mean, who gets to do school like this?!?...
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Emmett is my 'free spirit', full of life, quick to smile, one of those precious kiddos that has a laugh that is just so hearty you have to join in! He is my kiddo to sporadically leave me notes, to go with me on walks, to surprise me by making my bed for me, and to just do unplanned happy things! Like, for instance, this makeshift 'school hospitality suite' for him to crash on to do his science for the day (pictured above). He's just plain happy. He sings at the top of his lungs, races into a room as if ready to attack, and approaches life with gusto! Oh to have that kind of energy again - how I wish I did! One of the harder things for Emmett is to settle down and focus to do more disciplinary school subjects, such as written narrations, for example. BUT, I have good news! He is improving in these areas, and with enough time for more movement and more inspirational subjects in between these more focused activities, he does pretty well...
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Still, it is the inspirational type subjects that have Emmett's attention and heart, like this necklace/pendant he got to make for his history project while researching Renaissance jewelry. This is now hung on our fridge with magnets...
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Finally, for DITHOR, his Student Notebook answers are getting better and better, more detailed and more succinct...
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In Christ,
Julie
Enjoyed LHTH, LHFHG, BLHFHG, BHFHG, PHFHG, CTC, RTR, RevtoRev, MTMM, DITHOR, WG, WH, USI, USII
Currently using USI, RevtoRev (oldest son Liberty University Business Finance)
Wife to Rich for 24 years
Mother to 3 sons, ages 19, 16, and 12
Sister to Carrie
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Re: Week in Review - April 3-7

Postby my3sons » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:10 am

Missions to Modern Marvels:
Riley has been studying about The Six-Day War, the OPEC Oil Embargo, and the Civil Rights Act. He has been so surprised to learn that the right to vote was gained by all Americans not all that long ago. The Voting Rights Act we visited about in our Worthy Words Socratic Discussion really shed light on the barriers to overcome. He was shocked about the four little girls killed in the Baptist church bombing in Birmingham, and he was moved by Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches. So much happened during this time, and it was not all that long ago, which is always a surprise to Riley. It gives hope that change can still happen today - for the better - with the Lord at the helm, anything is possible!
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Riley has been typing his story for Write with the Best, and he largely does this writing program on his own. I helped quite a lot with it at the start, but he has finished the last half of it well more independently. He likes to write creatively, and all of the writing practice he has had through the years with HOD's varied writing programs has hoped him find his own style of writing and hone it to be really quite amazing! I enjoy reading his writing pieces. I also enjoy seeing my high school son do College Algebra next to my middle school son typing his writing story, and them laughing, talking, and sharing with one another as they do so side by side...
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Riley continues to find Evolution: The Grand Experiment to be fascinating, and he loves his Genetics DNA experiments and activities!
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In Christ,
Julie
Enjoyed LHTH, LHFHG, BLHFHG, BHFHG, PHFHG, CTC, RTR, RevtoRev, MTMM, DITHOR, WG, WH, USI, USII
Currently using USI, RevtoRev (oldest son Liberty University Business Finance)
Wife to Rich for 24 years
Mother to 3 sons, ages 19, 16, and 12
Sister to Carrie
my3sons
 
Posts: 10497
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:08 pm
Location: South Dakota

Re: Week in Review - April 3-7

Postby waterandclay » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:08 pm

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