Friday, May 21, 2010

Weekly Recap 5/17-5/21

Our school year is complete!  This was our last official school day for the year.  We actually completed 180 1/2 days.   We do have a few field trips planned that will directly pertain to our subject content this year planned for next week;  a trip to the zoo and a trip to the science museum.  We've all decided they don't really count for school so we can celebrate today as our last day. 

I intend to do some summer learning activities.  We aren't talking about that yet.  I promised I wouldn't try to teach them in any way until the third week in June. 

It feels GREAT to have completed our first year of homeschooling and to feel a sense of well-being and satisfaction as we close the books on this year.

We spent much of this week finishing up tests, compiling notebooks, weeding out things we didn't need to keep and reviewing what we've learned.  I'm not sure our school room has looked this good since the first day of school.

I'm sure I'll be thinking more about what we accomplished and how we met our learning goals. I've got planning to do for next year.  I'll write more about all that later.  Right now, we are on vacation!!!


  1. What a great room to be able to do school in.

  2. Enjoy the well-earned vacation time.

  3. I wish I had a school room that looked like the one in your photos. My kids do school work on a piano bench which serves as a desk and the kitchen table.

    Congratulations on finishing up your first year of home schooling.

  4. I'm also envious of your dedicated learning space -- I love all the different areas and comfy beanbag chairs. We are counting down and plan to be done on June 1 and will start back on July 1. Enjoy your vacation!

  5. Congratulations. It is wonderful to be done for the year. I didn't realize this was your first year - you made it look so easy.

    Enjoy your summer and a well-deserved rest.

  6. Yay! Congratulations on a year down! Your school room looks fun, love the color. Mine is looking pretty messy at the moment. Maybe it's because I'm on the computer instead of cleaning it! Have a great summer!