In my life this week…
Well school has started back for us at least. The public system is still out on strike and the rhetoric from both sides is pretty fierce. It is going to be a while. I feel sorry for those in grade 12 who’s graduation is in jeopardy. I was talking to the teen aged daughters of friends of ours. The Grade 12 girl wants to get back so she can graduate. The Grade 10 girl is enjoying the extended summer break.
I have now had three families ask about homeschooling. Unfortunately it was in the context of whether I could take on extras. Fortunately they were all at least sort of joking. I know my kids and I have a pretty eccentric teaching style so I don’t think adding kids would work well.
I finished writing the posts on our camping trip to the Canadian Rockies. We had a great time and saw some truly magnificent scenery. I would say the most spectacular days were days: 2, 5 and 6.
- Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 1 Drive to Jasper
- Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 2 Jasper and Gondola Ride
- Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 3 Old Fort Point
- Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 4 Woodpecker Trail and Annette Lake
- Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 5 Maligne Canyon
- Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 6 Ice Fields Parkway
- Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 7 Banff
- Canadian Rocky Mountains: Day 8 Drive Home
The “Becoming a Minimalist” board decided to do another 40 bags in 40 days with a list of target areas. I have done kitchen cupboards, drawers and counters. I still have some left for each of those but there are days coming up that I can’t do so I will come back to them. So far I am at about 4 bags.
In our homeschool this week…
We are getting in to a routine that hopefully will have settled by the end of next week. This year I have Grandma helping with English and Social Studies. My wife has arranged her schedule so she can be home Thursday mornings. See is going to do some lessons and is trying to start a kids choir.
I did write all of my curriculum post but the vacation meant I haven’t done a weekly wrap up in a while.
I’m Praying for…
There are a couple of kids that could really use your prayers right now. One was in a serious car crash. The other two are battling cancer and received bad news recently.
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