I do not think I have ever looked forward to a Monday like I did this week. Our weekend was too full of activity and by Monday morning I was thankful for the fun times but more thankful to just be staying home for the next few days.
Friday night was our homeschooling support groups Prom Alternative. Group photos, dinner out, then a private party with dancing, Wii games, costume trunk photo booth, and ice cream bar.
Saturday afternoon was the first public performance for Silver Lining, our homeschool color guard team.
Sunday night was another homeschool group activity. SALT – Saved, Anointed, Loved, Transformed, (creative ministries troop), performed at a local church who was hosting a meal and service for a homeless shelter.
Much of my family’s time has been spent praying for Ian. He is a boy from our neighborhood who was violently attacked at a public school playground that is just a block away from our house. He had some brain hemorrhaging and swelling issues as a result of the beating and had to be air lifted to Vanderbilt Hospital. Miraculously, he is on the road to a complete recovery.
We attended a prayer meeting at the school playground at 4:00 Thursday. It was so good to gather with our neighbors for a time of prayer for our community, public schools, Ian, and the boys who attacked him. Thanks to social media, we were able to reach brothers and sisters in Christ with our prayer requests and many agreed to stop what they were doing at 4:00 and join with us in prayer.
We had lovely weather for being out in the yard this week. We have enjoyed watching our homeschool garden project grow.
Both the tomato and pepper plants have bloomed.
Our homeschool summer schooling focused on reading through a huge stack of library books as the start of it’s summer reading challenge. We also did a mini unit study of turtles in tribute to World Turtle Day (May 23).
Here are the links to this week’s blog posts:
Our homeschool prom: Night of the Living Teens https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/19/night-of-the-living-teens/
Homeschool Creative Ministries: SALT https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/20/salt/
About our neighbor’s boy: Ian https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/22/ian/
Homeschool garden science project: Watching Our Garden Grow https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/23/watching-our-garden-grow/
Turtle mini unit study: World Turtle Day https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/23/world-turtle-day/
As of now I don’t have much on the planner for the upcoming week except for another library trip, Church history notebooking, and the biggest homeschooling support group’s party of the year, Graduation and Achievement Night.
I hope you had a good week, and that this next week is even better.
Betty Jo — this is awful about the little boy in your area. I tried to go to the link from the news story (from another post of yours) but it didn’t work. I wanted to read more about this. How disturbing. I will be praying for him.
I know what you mean about being too busy and then welcoming a Monday. Our weekend was like that last weekend, too.
I’m thankful for you linking with Collage Friday. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
I cannot figure out why the news link to Ian’s story isn’t working. I checked and edited but is not working? I cannot even copy and paste the link into the browser. I’ll give it another try after some more coffee.
It seems that typing Ian Poole into the search bar from this link will get you to the updated news story http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/
Oh my gosh that attack is horrible..I will put him on our prayer list as well…on a better note, the prom alternative sounds like a lot of fun! Huzzah to the weekend!
Thank you for adding your prayers for Ian. I’ll be sure to let his family know that you’re praying for him, too!
The prom alternative sounds wonderful! We will pray for Ian, such a horrible thing. Have a great weekend.
Our prom was wonderful. Thank you for adding your prayers for Ian. I will be sure to tell his family about it!
Oh, my, goodness! Ian! How terrible! I hope all the best for him! The prom looks fun! What a beautiful purple dress! Enjoy some “slow” time. (Is it ever slow with kids? LOL)
Slow time? What is this strange concept of which you speak?
My you really did have a busy fun filled week. I ALWAYS look forward to staying in for a couple a days after a fun filled super busy week. Slowing time down a bit…we are already half way through 2013…CRAZY! I wish our garden looked like yours and sorry to hear about the little boy…very sad, but glad he is recovering.
Stephanie thanks for visiting my blog. Doing very little and reading out by the garden were my favorite parts of the week
You sure did have a busy weekend! Looks like you all had a lot of fun though! What was Batman doing at the prom! How awful about Ian. I’ll be praying for him and the safety of you guys living so close to a dangerous area. Thanks for sharing at Friendship Friday!
Batman was just part of the fun. We had a costume trunk photo booth as one of our party activities! I will be sure to let Ian’s family know about the many prayers being lifted up for him. Please pray also for the boys who hurt him. And we don’t have a history of being in a dangerous neighborhood. That is what shocks me the most.
so so sad about the attack on Ian – our family will definitely be praying for him! I just found your blog at the Our Days link up and I’m a new follower! Looking forward to reading more!
Melissa, I’m so glad that you found my blog, and that you’re going to praying for Ian. I will be telling his family about all the prayers that are being said for him.