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.