Semester Symposium

In preparation for a proper Christmas holiday, we’re putting a bow on our studies*, wrapping up* the first semester of our seventh (unless you count preschool, in which case it’s our ninth) homeschool year. Tomorrow I submit grades and confer with our facilitator from the online charter school under whose umbrella two-thirds of my pupils are homeschooling. 

(*see what I did there?)

Precious thowback to our first day of our first semester of our first year of homeschool, representing 3rd and 1st grades, respectively; Little Man was still in China…

This year’s the first that I’ve simultaneously taught a grade-schooler, a middle-schooler, and a high-schooler… and I’m happy to report we’re all surviving.

Our days are full, and there’s a crazy amount of driving involved, but in sight of the first “finish line” a mere three and a half years away, I’m wistful, and grateful for the privilege of mothering these three precious gifts whilst learning alongside them. 

Here’s a wee peek at how we do…

Grade School:

Middle School:

High School:

And another wee throwback to our time in China, as we were recently learning about the Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square.

Shelving school until January… we’re off to sip egg-nog, exchange gifts, and remember the birth of our Savior. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!