Weekly Wrap-Up: The One Where I Do a Cartwheel

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It’s over!! Our school year is finished!  I’m doing the happy dance…oh, and the kids aren’t too disappointed either.  😉  It’s been a great week.  We finished up all our formal bookwork on Wednesday.  To finish up, all the kids had to make sure all their corrections were done and everything was ready to pick back up in the fall, so Wednesday, I spent some time, one-on-one, with each kid helping with any corrections they couldn’t figure out on their own.

In addition to finishing up all bookwork on Wednesday, I also finished my last TOS Crew review post, scheduled for Monday.  It feels like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders to have that commitment fulfilled.  I have already started lining up reviews for next year, but those will be products that I have selected and schedule on a time table that suits my family’s needs.  I can’t wait to start bringing you those reviews!

Thursday, we had a used book sale.  I didn’t have much to sell, but was very pleased to sell almost all of what I did have.  In addition, I found a great deal on a book that we’ll need for history next year, The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History, in hardback, for only $8!  I was thrilled about that find.

I was also thrilled with my kids’ behavior.  I had a few different people come up to me to tell me how helpful my kids, Josh in particular, had been — holding doors, helping to carry in books and set up tables.  It was a very proud mommy moment.  As I told one mom, I’d much rather my kids show me the attitude and bad moments because I know that, despite those moments that we all have, they’re good kids.  I like it when others see the really good side that I know is there.

We finished up our school year today with a homeschool PE class.  It was a free trial class from a gymnastics center that is trying to start some homeschool classes for next year.  They wanted to get some kids in there and get some feedback from the parents for next year.  The kids had a great time, both participating and seeing their friends.  I had a great time hanging out and chatting with the other moms.

Josh is gone on an out-of-town trip with a friend and the grandparents are taking the girls out for awhile tomorrow, so I’ll get some date time with Brian tomorrow afternoon, and it’s his long weekend off.  It truly has been, and is continuing to be, a great week all the way around.  I hope the same is true for you!

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  1. Congrats and finishing and on the cartwheel! We did forward rolls through the classroom this week 🙂

  2. Okay, I guess this one of those full disclosure moments. I didn't really do a cartwheel…but when I get down to my goal weight I'm totally going to learn how to do one!

  3. Great find on the Usborne book of World History. We love that book here! I didn't get such a great deal as you but I couldn't pass it up anyway.
    Hope ya' all have a great summer!

  4. Yippee!!! I know you have to be so excited. We finish up this coming Friday and we are definitely excited, too.

    Great find on the book!

  5. Isn't finishing a year sort of bittersweet? I am anxious for the year to have an end but I also will miss the things we do each week and the rhythm of our homeschool day.

    I think my boys feel the same way now that they are getting closer to high school graduation and the reality that real life will be upon them soon enough.

    Enjoy your freedom! We are sticking with it one more week and then we will be done for another year…summer will be full though with different sorts of activities. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting.

  6. We do summer school around here, so no cartwheels, but I'm very happy for you. Don't you love it when someone points out your childrens great behavior. You sometimes have to stop yourself from saying, "My children, are you sure????" Or maybe that's just me.

    Have a blessed week.

  7. Congratulations! 🙂 I just found your site and love it, am going to start linking up to your Weekly Wrap-Up! 🙂 Question – are you going to be continuing to post it over the summer? I was curious. We just started more "formal" learning with our two oldest to give a bit of structure to the day, and are going to continue through as they love it so much.

  8. Welcome, Jennifer! Yes, I typically continue the Weekly Wrap-Up through the summer and will continue to do so as long as there is interest. I think most homeschooling families tend to continue learning and exploring, even when it's not formal.

  9. I'll spot you for your cartwheels 🙂 Congrats!! Yay for the end of the year, and for the end of the TOS reviews! Enjoy your summer.

  10. I noticed your weekly wrap-up button on another blog and really like the idea..Is there an original post explaining how to participate and how to get the button thingy?

  11. @ Alex — The guidelines link in this week's Wrap-Up takes you to the original post. You can just right-click the button and save it to your computer to use it. HTH!

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