May 30, 2018
Well we did it! She did it! After starting school at the beginning of August last year (in preparation of little brother’s September arrival) we finally finished up Abigail’s 2nd grade school year at the beginning of this month.
Originally, I had her scheduled to mid-May, but if you caught yesterday’s post, we took a nice long road trip at the beginning of May, so she worked really, really hard (particularly on her math!) to work ahead and finish a few days early so she wouldn’t have to finish her last few lessons once we got home.
I have mentioned before, but in the state of Missouri (every state has different laws pertaining to homeschooling, so if you’re curious about what your states are, a quick google search or a peek at the HSLDA website will tell you everything you need to know!) once your child turns 7 years old, you are required to log at least 1000 school hours (600 core, 400 non) to make up your school year.
While, I appreciate the fact that I don’t have to submit our curriculum, or have someone come review our home to be able to homeschool, it still isn’t the most fun thing in the world to have to log all of those hours. Especially for a 7 year old! Won’t be a problem in the slightest to find those hours with my teenagers…but seven years old?
I digress. We made it happen and that’s what counts!
Cycle 3 of Classical Conversations where she learned-
But that’s not all!
In addition to her basic curriculum, she also spent lots of time reading, writing stories, creating copious amounts of art(you should see her gallery wall!), playing outside, baking in the kitchen, learning how to clean around the house, and most importantly, got to spend every day with her family (including that precious new baby brother!)
Now that she has finished, we are in full blown summer vacation mode over here! Nothing but reading is required of her in a day. I’ll sit down sometime in July and make plans for curriculum and look at our upcoming year to see when we should start and finish the school year- but until then, it’s time to celebrate a year well done and play!
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