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My Homeschool Journal – August 2017

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In My Life This Month

The Transformation Summer of 2017 is drawing to a close. If you remember from last month, we have been doing extensive work on our home. We were also updating all the printables and planners in my shop. We’re mostly done with the house and it looks fantastic. David is finishing up a few last little things and then in October he will rip out and tile our master tub/shower and turn it into a walk-in shower (no tub). My printables are all updated so I don’t have to cringe again when someone buys something that hasn’t been updated in a few years.

All of this (as well as editing and laying out the new WriteShop Book F) gave us a lot of opportunities to talk about perseverance this summer with Caroline. This was not a relaxing summer at all for us. We had to push through a lot at certain times. But I do believe it was helpful for her to see us being pushed to the limit at times and trying to keep going with a good attitude. Living out these things was worth way more than a sermon or a Bible study with her.

In Our Homeschool This Month

We opted to stop trying to do anything homeschool related during the past month or so. We all needed a complete break. I’ve even toyed with the idea of taking a break until January, but that’s probably not feasible. I have no plans yet for this fall. That’s next on my to do list, probably after what is happening in the next section.

Places We’re Going and People We’re Seeing

This month Caroline is having her follow-up testing. I’m really excited to get the results next month. We’ve seen such amazing growth in so many areas since January. I wish I could write freely about them, but in the interest of her personal privacy I feel that I cannot. I will say that the effort has been well worth it. We’ve seen some really positive developments.

My Favorite Thing This Month

My favorite thing this month is that next month starts the stretch of the -ber months (September, October, November, December). My favorite time of the year!

What’s Working for Us

We have a library in our home now! If you’ve seen pictures of our learning room (former living room) over the years, you know which room I’m talking about. It’s now a LIBRARY. SWOON. Pictures to come in another post. But we love it and I love having all those books out and available to Caroline to browse through whenever she wants.

Homeschool Questions and Thoughts I Have

I’ll have a much better idea how to answer this once we have our test results back.

A Link to Share

I created a new free sampler of my copywork printables that includes 5 print pages and 5 cursive pages. If you haven’t tried these yet with your learners, I hope you will download a copy and give them a try. Kids love learning fun facts and my copywork handwriting practice printables are FULL of amazing facts.

Free Fun Facts Handwriting Copywork Sampler

On My Blog In Case You Missed It

Have you seen the new front page of my site? I’ve changed it up a bit especially for new folks who come here!

Happy August (what’s left of it!)!

My Homeschool Journal - August 2017


Sallie-Schaaf-Borrink-060313-B-250x250I'm Sallie, teacher by training and now homeschooling mom of Caroline. My passion is to provide products, encouragement, and information that helps others discover and do what works with their children. I also write about living a cozy life as a highly introverted person. Welcome! ♥

My Gift to You!

“We who live in quiet places have the opportunity to become acquainted with ourselves, to think our own thoughts and live our own lives in a way that is not possible for those keeping up with the crowd.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

“After Laura and Mary had washed and wiped the dishes, swept the floor, made their bed, and dusted, they settled down with their books. But the house was so cozy and pretty that Laura kept looking up at it.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek

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Laura Ingalls Wilder
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