Last Day of School

June 19, 2016

This post is long over due but better late than never I guess. :) In May we wrapped up our first year of homeschooling. And I'm happy to say that all in all we had a great year! It definitely wasn't without challenges and a few tears (but mostly those were from me!) but we also had a lot of fun. The kids learned some stuff, I learned a ton of stuff and at the end of the day I'm still very happy with our decision to homeschool our herd. So while I am trying to get our second year of school planned before this new little girl makes her arrival here are some pictures of our last day of school. 

Nothing says celebrate like waking up to chocolate chip cookies and chocolate milk for least that's how I was raised to celebrate! 

We had a few last minute papers and tests to finish up that day and I tried to sneak a picture of each of the kiddos working. 

Archer spent all year "helping" Jacey and Colton with their workbook pages so it was only natural that he was in picture. 

This boy. This little smile just about does me in. Having been in public school the longest I was terrified that I was going to completely ruin this sweet boy. That it wouldn't be fun enough, or I would put him behind academically, or that he would absolutely hate homeschooling and would need years and years of therapy for our one year of homeschooling. While it was a little rocky in the beginning just trying to figure this whole new life style out this guy did amazing! 

This picture is just simply one that  I don't want to forget. Nothing special at all about it other than it was our everyday. My babies learned to read, and do multiplication, and learned letters, and addition and subtraction, and cursive writing, and to be patient, and helpful, and to do their best, and to cut mama some slack cause we are all learning around here. :)

After some work was done we had a little brain break and did the always fun GoNoodle 

A few of their favorites are, 

Once again just so I don't forget Archer often created his own learning while I was helping the big kids. This particular day he entertained us with a little music with the help of his pick up truck. 

We had a few nature study books that we had been reading and when Jacey found a toad in the sandbox we decided to create our own drawings and stories to go with them. 

As you can see Archer was completely surprised mom let their be a toad in the house. :)

Our model was very patient with us. 

Their masterpieces. 

I was very impressed with everyone's finished product! I can't draw to save my life so I'm glad they got that trait from their daddy. 

And finally we ended our school day with some ice cream cone cupcakes! 

It was a great year but we were all ready for a little break! :) 
Now I just need to figure out how to plan all of my "great ideas" for next year! I'm very excited to have a year under our belt and a little better game plan.....and confidence for next year!