So we are 2 weeks into this last year before High School. HIGH SCHOOL!!!! How is that possible? This picture was the beginning of 3rd grade. We were studying Ancient Rome. How has time gone by so quickly?
These past 3 weeks have gone wonderfully. Keilee has gotten so much done! She has just jumped in with both feet.
We spent last weekend out of town. We went to some of her friend’s church play and then she was in a benefit for the man who directed her in “To Kill A Mockingbird”. He died very unexpectedly last December. She did a monologue from “Quilters” and then decided 10 minutes before she went onstage to do the “1 Minute Sermon” also. She nailed it too. I didn’t even take one picture except before she went onstage. I just watch her mesmerized.
She starts her internships in September. Along with several classes. Until then she is doing Algebra 1 from Saxon. Keilee doesn’t love Math. In fact it has always been our only ‘butting of heads’. Not because she doesn’t love it, like I told her very few people do. It’s that she gets so frustrated. I think it is that she does so many things well that she doesn’t understand why this can’t be easy. I told her that is why they call it “LEARNING”. I remind her of when she first started knitting or doing gymnastics. She couldn’t do it at first and she kept on and on. The difference is she ‘wanted’ to do those things. She doesn’t really want to do Math, she just knows she needs it for what she wants to do. She is also doing “Ecology” an ebook I rented for a year from Kno. She is reading through SOTW 4 and we just started Mapping the World With Art which I LOVE!! I rarely buy curriculum and I am so glad I purchased this. She also watched CNN Student News every morning. She wrote a report on the situation in Egypt. Because she wanted to.
Mapping the World With Art:
She wanted me to print out a map of the US so she could prove to me that she could fill in all 50 states in under 5 minutes. She did it. We also played the game of Knowledge that is similar to Trivial Pursuit. I beat her for the first time ever! I will add that my winning question was beyond easy!
She did 2 Art Journaling pages. She loved how they turned out.
She has been spending huge amounts of time editing photos for Instagram. It is her new ‘thing’. A lot of people are doing these photo edits but she doesn’t like ‘copying’. She likes coming up with her own ideas. Here are a few.
Inspired by Jessica’s daughter Lilah she has opened an Etsy shop. She has done everything by herself. I helped her with the setting up of the payment and that is all. I had to fight with her to make her charge the prices she has. She wanted to sell them for $5. It takes her 3-4 hours to complete a headband. Check it out if you would like. Keilee’s Kreations. Here are some of her ‘Kreations’
Go check out Howard Hughes Medical Institute. They offer FREE DVD’s about a huge variety of subjects. I ordered 13 and got them this week. Completely free, shipping and all.
The theme for this week’s 7 Cool Homeschoolers was “Animals”. Since Keilee has already done a video about Nomad she decided to do an Animal Safari. I loved how it turned out. Here it is if you get a chance to watch it. Lots of information and a cool Australian accent to boot.
My favorite pictures of this week:
So there it is. Our Homeschool Girls last 2 weeks. I hope the rest of the year is as lovely as this has been. Off to check out what all of you have been up to!
“Most people, most of the time, learn most of what they know about science and technology outside of school.” -National Science Foundation
“My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school.” -Margaret Mead
“I hate, loathe and despise schools….School is bad for you if you have any talent. You should be cultivating that talent in your own particular way.” -Maurice Sendak (author of “Where the Wild Things Are”)