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The Lessons are Dwindling, and Travel is Coming

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Every year when we are just a short time from completing our school year it always amazes me how MUCH we have accomplished and how quickly the year has flown by! This year is no different.


Just a few more lessons to complete Nancy Larson Science 3!

The last few weeks the kids have had a renewed burst of energy as we wrapped up various subject areas with the goal of finishing almost every subject before we take a fun family vacation to Disney. If I’m honest, I’ll admit that the trip has given me some added inspiration as well. Despite my earlier thoughts of trying to make our trip a big educational experience, the last few weeks have really impressed something else on my heart.

Rest is good. Vacation is wonderful. Spending time with family is key.

Yes, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn while we are traveling over the next bit, but whatever happens will be natural learning. We are all ready to have a ‘break’ and just enjoy the time that we have together and have a whole bunch of fun! {and that is ok!}.

Still Plugging Along on My Fiction List…

While I did read several non-fiction books this last month, I didn’t complete any more of the twelve fiction books on my list. We had family visiting and lots of home projects to complete. BUT…lots of time in the car over the next few weeks will give me ample opportunity to bring a few books along, so I know I’ll put a dent in at least one more this upcoming month.

 The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle

I have a feeling that I will also be able to read a few of the eBooks from the homemaking bundle that I recently started downloading! FYI: If you’re interested, there is still time to purchase the bundle: 97 eBooks for $29.97 {sale ends May 4th}

Coming Up in May 2013…


Fun new luggage for traveling this month, thanks to Disney Social Media Moms

May means it is now the end of our school year, a family vacation, and also time for standardized testing {did I just hear a groan from someone?}. In addition, that means that I have some time freeing up to create and plan…so I have a few things in the works that I can’t wait to share with you all!

In case you are planning to attend FPEA {the Florida homeschool convention in Orlando this May}, be sure to stop by the Nancy Larson Science booth. I’ll be helping out that weekend and would love to meet you and say hi!!

Here on the blog, I will be continuing the Homeschool Basic series. The emails that I’m receiving from you all have been SO very encouraging – and I am very thankful that the series has been a help to you all! There are ten posts in the series so far, covering a range of frequently asked questions about homeschooling – from knowing the law in your state to children’s learning styles and planning your year.

In case you missed any of the posts, here’s a peek at what we’ve covered this past month:

Identifying Children's Learning Styles copy Goals and Purpose in Homeschooling
How to Choose Homeschool Curriculum How to Plan Your Homeschool Day


Some Sponsor Thanks!

We so appreciate our sponsors at Homeschool Creations. Be sure to stop by and visit the following companies this month as well!

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Maestro Classics ~ introduce great music and classics stories to children with this classical music series. Be sure to check out the homeschool lesson plans that go along with their classical cd’s.

Home Educators of Virginia – Celebrating 30 years of helping homeschool families, April is a month of BOUNTIFUL blessings for you! Stop by the HEAV blog for more information on 30 days of giveaways during the month of April. Registration for the convention opens this month!

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Favorite Reader Posts in April 2013

Curious to see what others have been reading this last month? Below is a list of the ten most visited posts over the last month:

  1. Printables from A to Z
  2. ABC Bible Verse Flashcards
  3. Our Chore System and Chore Chart Printables
  4. Preschool Chore Charts
  5. Garden Preschool Pack
  6. Alphabet Flash Cards and Alphabet Wall Posters
  7. Angry Birds Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten
  8. Book Report Form and Reading Log
  9. Preschool Bible Verse Printables
  10. Organizing Homeschool Paperwork

Do you have big plans for the month of May? Wrapping up school or testing? Hang in there – the school year is almost finished!!


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  1. LaToya Edwards says

    Jolanthe I wish I was going to FPEA (it’s about an hour from me) but I’ll still be out of town for TTD :(

  2. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip! Yay for the end of the year.. glad I don’t have to do standardized testing this year though! I decided on Nancy Larson science for us for next year!

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