Sunday, June 11, 2017

That's a Wrap - Another Homeschooling Year at a Glance

It felt just like yesterday that I was snapping these pictures of J & N...
my Kinder and 2nd-grade kiddo!

And before I knew it, this homeschooling year has gone by in a blink of an eye!

Even though we homeschool year 'round, I like to take "school pictures" at the beginning and end of our school year.
(which reminds me...I need to take those end of the year pics!)

Just a fun way to reflect and see how much these sweet boys have changed.

Writing up a quick blog, about our year, makes me look back on all that we've done and accomplished.  This year was FULL of firsts!  This year was FULL of excitement!  This year was FULL of sweet moments we shared together as a homeschooling family.


We started off the new school year in a fresh space!  I converted our dining area into our Learning Room.

Be sure and check some of my older posts on how I repurposed this space.

With the Summer Olympics in full swing, we took advantage of learning all about the Olympic sports as well as the history behind the games.  


We enjoyed making a cherry pie while learning ALL about the different places around the world our ingredients come from.

Such a great read aloud and activity!  Here's the link for the book:
How to Make a Cherry Pie and see the USA
We spent so many days at The Thinkery, our local children's museum, with friends.  
my little learners and I PACKED the house with Moms and their little learners during our 
Kitchen Chemistry class.


Awe...sweet October!  This was the month we road-schooled up through Colorado.
Check out our posts on this amazing adventure:
Using the World as our Classroom Part 1
Using the World as our Classroom - Part 2


 We joined a class at the Tech Shop and enjoyed building and tinkering with tools.

 This was the day we ALL needed to get out of the we headed to IKEA and found it fun and refreshing to learn here.
Gobble! Gobble!  We sent our annual "Turkey Texts" to friends and family.


This month...we slowed things W-A-Y D-O-W-N!  We enjoyed our slow and sacred Advent season to prepare our hearts and minds for the Christmas holiday.

 We did LOTS of cooking and baking.

 We shared the Christmas spirit with our elderly friends by
making Lego Christmas tree ornaments.
This year, we hosted a "Jingle Bell Jog" for local homeschoolers.  This idea was completely inspired by my 8-year-old.  First, we tied jingle bells to everyone's shoes, then we jog around our neighborhood's pond and ended with me reading aloud "The Polar Express".

January - Happy New YEAR!

J had his 2nd piano recital while N had his very 1st.

 We learned ALL about how sweet it is to make honey at a local honey factory.

We launched a new series in our homeschool we called... Our Study of Successful Individuals.  We started with studying the amazing Albert Einstein.

Then we wrapped up a busy month by hosting a "Pop UP Tech Shop" for Moms and their learners to join in on some tinkering fun!  We made wobble bolts and drawing droids on this sunny, winter day.


 What an epic field trip this one was!  We enjoyed our time with friends learning all about defying gravity at IFLY!
 These 3 boys began earning their badges using The Wild Explorers Club assignments.


 Once again, we invited local homeschoolers to join in on some Dr. Seuss fun!  We enjoyed a sunny day at the park performing "Reader's Theater" scripts based on Dr. Seuss' books.


After running a Family Fun Run...
 We hit the road again...
our first stop was The Houston Space Center.
 And we slowly road-schooled our way down to the beaches of Florida.
Be sure and click here to check out more about our trip...
According to the 3-year-old


When you have a house full of Star Wars lovers, you find a way to incorporate "May the 4th" into your homeschool.  So we did just that!
 And to slowly ease into our summer schooling...we added a Poetry Tea Time into our weekly schedule.

WOW!  That was our year at a glance.  These posts are alway so hard because I really have a hard time picking and choosing what memories to share.  

This process makes my heart flutter with joy as I look back at where we've gone and what we've accomplished.  It also makes me sad to think that another year has passed by so quickly.

Hope you stay tuned because I have a feeling this next year is going to be EPIC!  
Happy Learning with your little ones.

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