Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Early Birthday Celebrations and Homeschooling High School

This past weekend we went down so my parents and my in-laws could celebrate the boys' birthdays. We also celebrated my dad's birthday, and my niece Noel's. We had a fun weekend, and the boys were really glad to see everyone. Not to mention, they got some great swag. ;) 

Because my soon-to-be 9 year old can never have too many super hero capes!
Lots of kitchen and cooking stuffs! The perfect gifts for my aspiring chef! 

This week we will be participating in the first of our monthly nature science fun days. There is a local nature science center that has a homeschooling program we joined. The open house last week was very interesting for the boys, so we are looking forward to seeing how this first meeting/class goes. 

We are also getting our toes wet with school work for the new year. We don't technically start until after Labor Day, but Bailey really wanted to start on his new high school homeschool curriculum. No, not kidding. Still excited about this, lol. He took a peek at the course lesson plans a couple of weeks ago when they made the announcement, but he really wants to see how hard they are and how different they are than what he's used to. I'm excited for him, even if he is going to have to spend some time tutoring me on what he's learning (especially in the sciences), lol. 

Braeden has taken a look at the 4th grade material, but not surprisingly hasn't asked to jump right in. He's excited sure, but apparently not excited enough to volunteer to log on any time soon. :/

Now I have to go to the grocery store. This does not please me. But, hopefully it will be quick and painless. :) Have a great week!

3 comments:

Jackie P said...

The birthday party looked fun...lots of gifts!

My daughter is excited about her new high school (Time4Learning's new high school courses--http://www.time4learning.com/homeschool/high_school.shtml). She likes the video lessons and the fact that she doesn't have to read quite as much as she thought she might have to (dyslexia).

I also wanted to personally thank you for linking up with Let's Homeschool High School's new blog hop.

Joyfully,
Jackie
Let's Homeschool High School Team

Nicole McGhee said...

I think the high school curriculum sounds so exciting and I don't blame him for wanting to check it out! of course, I couldn't convince my oldest to do school work now without a bribe of some sort. We usually start after Labor Day, too. I love schedule flexibility! :)

Loving the superhero cape!

Kat said...

Thanks, Nicole and Jackie for stopping by to comment! :)

Katie