Friday, November 1, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up

As always, our formal schooling has been hijacked, mostly by outrageously beautiful weather and fun. Oh, don't worry. We're still doing algebra (1 and 2), writing essays, reading novels, and finding sentence fragments. But we've also been…

Tagging monarchs and catching butterflies as part of the citizen scientist program at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont …(Don't we have awesome field trips?)

Eating soup and carving pumpkins…

 Going to hear the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra… (This is while waiting. Homeschoolers, it really is true, don't line up well.)

Going trick-or-treating…

And doing lots and lots of lesson plans and teaching…

Students doing a presentation on Asia in World Geography class
 November is here, and the leaves are at their peak—or maybe just a little past. Today Duncan crumbled at the thought of math, so we finished Mara, Girl of the Nile and did most of his French homework. It's going to be one of those unfortunate weekends that he'll have to do the rest of his enrichment class homework on Sunday afternoon. But the mountains really are calling, and we are playing hooky for the rest of the afternoon. We'll pick up my mother and head up to the Foothills Parkway to drink in the fall colors and breathe in autumn as long as we can.

Need a reason to homeschool? There you go. When your mother is 86-years-old, you choose hearing her and your 12-year-old praise the colors of the maples over doing algebraic equations and writing an essay. When the mountains call, you listen. It really is that simple.

Linked up at the Weekly Wrap-Up


  1. How many monarchs did you all get to tag? We were there right after your group left and saw several so I was hoping you all were able to catch some.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful week!


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