Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gotta Love Homeschool!

Or vacations.   Lol! 
Headed to the Hill Country!

It was just beautiful!  We had a great time.  Although we had fun, we still had school.

We are using a Live Class from Currclick.  It was their last week, so they had to finish out the class.  That's what I just love about homeschooling.   I never would have thought to visit an out of town library.   The staff here was very homeschool friendly.  They opened up their conference room to us and gave us privacy to have our class.  

Thank you, Leakey Public Library!  

Speaking of public libraries.....I never realized how important it is to visit those libraries.   That particular library is in a small town.  Population: 357.  They are funded by how many people visit them.  Even if you don't check out books, some sell books and they have useful information concerning the goings on in the area.   At this particular one, I found a great deal of homeschool information.   They had Practical Homeschooling Magazine and 1 other that I don't recall.  Sorry.
I was also informed that because of all the visitors in that area, they had over 280 zip codes on their list last year.  I saw an address from Germany and 1 from Switzerland on their list too.  My point to all this is that it is important for us as homeschoolers to  visit these libraries, so they will be there when we need them.  Our support is very important to their existence.

Garner State Park 

We love hiking.   Lost Maples State Park is a great place.

Can't wait for our next adventure.   Homeschooling doesn't have to be school at home. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Homeschool Life

Time flies when your living life by the seat of your pants.   The kids just keep growing and learning and maturing.   Sometimes I feel like they'll be leaving me behind too soon, but other times I feel like it's not soon enough.   What can I say, I'm a true homeschool mom!  Ahahahaha! 

Quick rundown of our happenings:  This summer we attended 2 homeschool conventions.   It was so much fun with the family.   They learned a lot too.  We even got to see a porcupine at one.  They had all kinds of exotic animals on display. The kids had a look at all the books and really loved Rainbow Resource.  Of course we picked up a few things!

They are also doing well with their French lessons.  This is the 2nd year.   Son wants to take French 3, mostly cause he likes the class.   Daughter does not.   She was never really into it.  I do want them to take a different language.   Perhaps something that they would actually use in our area.   We'll see.  

Well, gotta run!   Yesterday was our anniversary and we are heading out the door to go for a late celebration.