Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School 2014

My plans to homeschool through the Summer did not work out as I planned. We took the Summer off and enjoyed being a family. While learning certainly did not stop in our home, we did put the books away and focused on exploring our world and having fun. We have had a very nice summer for a change so the opportunity to be outdoors, and actually enjoy warmer then normal temperatures was quite delightful.

Some of Selena's highlights of the Summer was having friends around all the time, and even meeting some new friends.

We had the pleasure of babysitting a friend of Selena's from the time she was a baby. We have had a lot of fun and have enjoyed having her here every day. We enjoyed going to the park, playing and more playing. We will continue to babysit but with some changes to the hours we will be together as school starts.

Selena enjoys going out almost everyday and visiting the horses here on our property, so I guess you know she was pretty overjoyed when they had pony rides at our local block party this year. She has such a passion for animals, horses especially and has began her own collection of "My Little Ponies." She even received a surprise gift from my best friend's daughter and granddaughter.

The highlights of my Summer was of course enjoying it with my family! I was able to see two dear daughters of my best friend, which I haven't seen in years. I traveled to Spokane on a "Girl Trip!"

Brought home lots of gifts for Selena, but I think her favorite gift was this sign that now hangs above her bed.
Before we start school here in our home though I have one more trip to take to Spokane for a baby shower. Selena is a little disappointed that she doesn't get to go with me, but we have a planned field trip in October to Spokane, and will meet up with her brothers at Greenbluff to have fun in the Orchards.

We are waiting for a few new pieces of curriculum to come in, after last year we decided to change a few things, our Spelling and English material, the rest will remain the same. Since we did not school through the Summer we still have a little bit of 2nd grade to finish up, then we will be off to 3rd grade. Our expected back to school date is around September 8th, after I get back from my trip. We have a lot of fun things planned, field trips, experiments, and plain joy in learning.
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  1. Good to see that you had a great summer and I am looking forward to the fun for this fall.

  2. I've found it really hard to school in the summer too, and almost always don't get it done like I think I will.

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