Our Homeschooling Week Ending July 12

Our homeschooling summer school week was relaxed (as summer school should be.)  Only B and E had places to go and they didn’t need me to take them.  I enjoyed my time at home working on the plans for our everything American history studies starting in September.  I also had some awesome opportunities to share homeschooling ideas with a few ‘newbies’.

We have been picking peppers and tomatoes daily from our homeschooling garden science project.  We’ve had the privilege to share some too!

1002284_483450345070156_475691385_nNot all is well in the garden.  A month or so ago, the two year old neighbor uprooted and broke one of our plants.  We re-planted it in hopes that it would be fine.  It looks sad, but still has tomatoes growing on its only green vine.

1005107_485942168154307_1317046148_nE17 was in the kitchen this week.  This newest recipe was a huge hit.  Sauteed steak, mushrooms, and onions stuffed in a pepper half and topped with cheese and baked.  She also made yummy potato wedges to go with.


Z went to the Dome Theater show at our local library.  He particularly enjoyed the volcano parts. 1006244_479259862155981_1664348938_n 1069822_479260218822612_1523928843_n.

Z and J have started a new chapter book series, Cork and Fuzz by  Dori Chaconas.  I’m impressed with these tales of an unlikely friendship and I’m happy the boys are enjoying them.  We will be checking out more of them soon.  Our local library has the entire collection.

1000983_485942254820965_484467499_nWe had a much appreciated break from the humidity and heat the past couple of days.  It was wonderful spending time in the yard and taking some summer school studies outside.


968833_485942391487618_315644075_nWhile spending time in our backyard, we enjoyed the neighbors rose bushes.  I love their garden which boarders our yard.  They do all the work and I get to witness all the beauty.

155396_485942238154300_890615604_n21374_485942208154303_2084521488_nThis week was the most relaxing, no pressure week I’ve had in a long time.  I hope yours was as well.

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For more about our science project garden click here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/14/homeschool-gardening/  and here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/23/watching-our-garden-grow/

For more about this week’s summer school studies click here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/07/08/the-liberty-bell/  and here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/07/12/studying-ramadan/

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6 thoughts on “Our Homeschooling Week Ending July 12

  1. Hope

    What beautiful gardens, vegetable and flower! Your son’s meal looks fabulous. Love doing art outside, too. I’ve never seen a dome theater before. That looks really neat. Thanks for sharing your week!

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Hope, thanks for visiting my site. The dome theater comes to our library a couple of times a year. It is something Z enjoys. The meal was fabulous but it wasn’t my son, but daughter who created that. Enjoy your week and visit me again.

  2. Renee

    Oh I’m looking at your beautiful tomatoes and wishing we had gotten a garden in this year. 😦
    Stopping in from Collage Friday.
    I also have a week in review Link UP called ‘This Week…”
    I would love for you to stop over and join in.

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      I’m blessed with kids who cook. I tend to burnout quickly when I cook several meals in a roll. E has been in the kitchen since she was a baby carried in the sling. We love cookbooks and recipe sites, (my boys too). You should try the pepper thing. We are going to have it again soon.


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