Weekly Wrap - Up #1

A new school year has begun! First week was relaxed and fun, and is under our belt. We are suited up and ready to ride off on great adventures this school year. Our whole family has committed to continue to learn and grow this school year. Dad is learning new jobs and working on his golf game. Mom is learning more about blogging and producing her own Unit Studies for others to join. She is also researching for school lessons, decorating our new home, and planning for a remodel of the whole outside area. Daughter, who will be nineteen in October, will be doing her assigned lessons for her future work with Youth For Christ. She will be leaving for the Mission Field in January 2011. She has also asked for a financial course, and for Mom to prepare other helpful studies. Her beau, will be attending college in North Carolina - Greensboro. He is double majoring in Computer Programming and Computer Science. We are excited for both their futures.

Our son is twelve and is Mom's main focus for Homeschool. We opened our Homeschool "officially" in 2000, but our son has been home since birth and our daughter since third grade level. She finished and graduated a year early (2009) and then took college classes from Liberty University before deciding on the mission field.

We will be participating in the Weekly Wrap - Up meme which you can read more about at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschooler's. Each week you can check back here at There Is Hope Blog for an update on just what we have spent our week doing. along the way, I will share what has worked and what has not.

This past week spent time organizing and discussing the upcoming year. We also had a field trip to the free movie festival held at Regal Cinema's. It is so fun to enjoy that with friends. We celebrated Mom and Dad's 21st anniversary. We did 'Salty Service' (Christian Service Project of Methodist Congregations). We did a review of the Underground Railroad and Slavery. We are focusing on the Civil War Era and Weather for the next few weeks. Our subject studies and standards are built around a History time period and Science Topic each nine weeks. My main sources to draw from, are Simply Charlotte Mason Website, Newsletter and their amazing free Bookfinder. I also use the notes/links and book lists from Tapestry of Grace. Standards come from The Ultimate Planner and Lesson Planet. I gather ideas from these and build from there. We also review items for The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. We notebook our studies and create scrapbook pages. Check back next week and I will list some of the wonderful books and resources we have found for our topics this nine weeks! I hope you'll check in often and see what is going on at our Eclectic Homeschool - Faith Abides Homeschool.


Cheryl said…
How cool that your daughter went into the mission field!
Heidi said…
Do I dare admit that we haven't officially started school yet this year?!

Everything sounds wonderful, and I agree that it is very cool that your daughter is heading into the mission field.

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