Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Last Week of Summer 2016

Summer break is all but officially over. We ended with a fun few days spent with friends, Amber's last Project Write session, stage rehearsal, and the performance of their Project Write musical skits.

This summer Project Write was the mystery edition, so they were all mystery skits. Amber's group wrote a who-done-it murder mystery (Amber did it).  It was set in a restaurant and Amber played a server who did in her fellow server with poisoned water. After the investigator walked off, Amber confessed to the audience that it was her and was captured by the eavesdropping patron and investigator. Throughout the scene, the server who quickly became a corpse would stop time by snapping her fingers and jumping up to narrate. It was rather a humorous scene they wrote.

The whole night was rather enjoyable and the kids did a great job on their mystery scenes. Amber is already looking forward to this again next summer.

(I've come to the realization that I'm not one of those people viewing life through my iPhone camera, because we have had some fantastically fun events lately with very few pictures to show for it because I was too involved in enjoying the event. Good for me, sorry.)

Rehearsal at the last Project Write class and post performance.
I might actually be ready for school to start on Monday too, by don't hold me to that statement. Amber has physical therapy the first day of school along with our first day traditions too, so I don't expect much to happen to Monday other than going over expectations and curriculum. 

Earlier this week, I posted our plans for Amber's ninth grade curriculum. Written out it, looks like a hugely impossible task. However the majority of the electives and non-core classes are from homeschool co-op classes or Amber's regular activities. These are not part of our scheduled school hours, but provide bonus credits that we glad to take advantage of having.

I suppose once school starts this week, I should begin detailed plans for the co-op classes that I'm teaching. None of it is difficult and I'm teaching mostly high schoolers, so it don't expect it to be too terribly crazy. I actually have rough outlines ready for all the classes, so I'm in decent shape given that co-op doesn't start until the last week of August.

Waiting for her flute lesson and a selection of 9th grade school books.
This coming week Fred and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It seems hardly possible it has been 20 years, yet given that Amber is 14 1/2 years old, I guess the math is correct. That also means we've lived in our current house a week short of 10 years, which definitely does not seem possible. We still call it "the new house."  The plan was to remodel parts of the house at 10 years, like the kitchen, instead of moving when I got tired of the same house.  Hmm. I don't foresee any of that happening soon. Maybe I'll settle for repainting a few rooms, because I'm not in the mood for a remodel mess this year. I can't even fathom the ordeal of replacing the carpets I dislike with an extreme passion.

Happy Last Weekend of Summer Break (for us)!

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  1. Happy anniversary! What a great last week! I am glad you all had so much fun.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Happy, happy anniversary! I think ours is 20 years this year too (although I may have aged us a year! - yes I have - I just worked it out 1997 which makes it twenty years next year. Oooops....) Hope you have/ had a lovely time celebrating!

  3. Happy anniversary! Funny how time flies.