Weekly Wrapup – Flexibility

Isn’t the flexibility of homeschool great?   This week we were very thankful for flexibility.

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We took a day off school to celebrate a birthday!  We headed to the mall for eurobungy and mini-golf.

We also took advantage of homeschool flexibility to sleep in a bit after a night of severe weather kept us all up late.  It was nice to know I could let the boys play games in the basement and not worry about what time they needed to be up in the morning.

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Since we used our time well this year, we can be relaxed at this point.  Our friends are still in school and the pools won’t open until next month, so we are still doing some school work every day.    We’re also taking more nature walks and the boys are starting an online computer class.

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We visited our favorite vernal pool location this week.  In addition to caddis flies and mosquito larva, we found several tadpoles.  I was hoping we might find salamander tadpoles, but I think these are green or wood frog tadpoles.

At home we are growing butterflies.

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E made the most beautiful Mother’s Day present.  A Monarch Butterfly in polymer clay.  He enjoys using polymer clay and comes up with some really nice creations.  I love when the kids create presents completely on their own.

This is probably worth a post on it’s own, but as we near the end of the school year I couldn’t be happier with our decision to homeschool.  It is wonderful to to see the boys personalities shine as they pursue their interests.  Two years ago I had a lot of trepidation about homeschooling a child with dyslexia.  Now I see the benefits and I’m so glad we had the courage, freedom, and ability to choose the homeschool path.  As I look over the list of books he read this year and see how happy he is,  I know without a doubt we made the right decision.

I hope you are having a wonderful week of learning!  What fun activities do you have planned for the end of the year?

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