Who’s ready for a break?

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I haven’t written much this year, definitely not enough to warrant a “Spring Break” post. But I assure you, we’ve been working hard this semester, and I”m happy that Spring Break is finally here – for Callie and Jasmine, that is. The big girls are doing school this week, as they’ll get their actual break in a couple of weeks.

The semester has been progressing quite nicely. In math, Farrah is getting more into elapsed time and geometry, and Olivia is well into her Algebra 1 class with Live Online Math. She’s found that not only does she enjoy it but she is really good at it!

We recently finished up our group Apologia General Science curriculum and have delved into another Apologia curriculum – astronomy! The book we used last time was pretty weighty, so our astronomy course is more geared for Farrah’s grade. It’s nice to have a mental break from something so rigorous. And we’re still learning a lot! Just for fun, we recreated our Moon Phases assignment that we did a few years ago because…. well…  Oreos! We also had some fun playing around on Google Earth.

For history, we recently wrapped up a unit study of the Great Depression and now the girls have poster projects that will be due soon. We’ll be listening to The Grapes of Wrath on Audible all week this week.

Leading up to Spring Break, we just finished executing the 5th annual Homeschool Family Expo, and it turned out phenomenally well! The girls were very instrumental in helping me plan, stuff bags, set up, and more. This was our biggest Expo yet – with a main exhibit hall full of exhibitors, a Get Plugged In room with vendor tables, a High School Hall with just a handful of exhibitors, plus an Arena with a Student Commerce Fair of a total of 58 student tables. There were stage entertainment, concessions, tea tastings, a live panel, and so much more. The girls led a bag-stuffing project with other kiddos the morning of the event. Olivia gave directions and escorted guests, worked the front check-in desk, worked the Milo’s tasting table, and helped to lead line dance sessions.

And as I sit here typing, I just remembered I’ve forgotten to post about J’s birthday. She’s 4!

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