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Our Homeschooling Week May 20-24

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.

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Saturday afternoon was the first public performance for Silver Lining, our homeschool color guard team.

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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.

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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.

ianWe 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.

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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

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Night of the Living Teens

E-17 wants to call it “Prom”.  So we call it “Prom”.  Some of the other parents in our homeschooling support group do not like all of the negatives associated with the word “Prom” and prefer to call it “Teen Night”.  So we call it “Teen Night”.  Some prefer to call it “Prom Alternative”.  So we call it “Prom Alternative”, too.   I’m thinking “Night of the Living Teens” works for me.  We are just blessed to have such a special night that the title of it doesn’t really matter.

We started the evening early at one of our local parks for photos.

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Some worn out girls at midnight!

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For another post about our special night click here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/17/girls-and-flowers/

betty jo

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Girls and Flowers

flowers 1  E17 had a few of her friends over to our house last night.  What fun!

Tonight is our homeschooling support group’s prom (alternative) and the girls NEED corsages.  A variety of fresh flowers, greenery, wire, tape, sequins, rhinestones, glitter, feathers, ribbon,  and hot glue mixed with some craftiness and laughter, and presto – beautiful corsages for their big night!

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This is E’s corsage.

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Of course they didn’t forget about the guys.  The girls made boutonnieres for them out of the leftovers.

Here’s another post about our homeschool support group’s special night for the teens  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/05/spring-formal/

betty jo

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