|The girls with the certificates and the graduation hats they made.|
We also have a special dinner to celebrate. This year we grilled steaks here at home. Some years we have gone out to a restaurant. This year I picked up a few of the Hawiaan themed picnic items at the dollar tree to decorate and make it special! Hannah enjoyed decorating the dining room for us! At dinner we often talk about how the year went. Sometimes we ask the girls to share what they enjoyed the most. This year we did this talk after dinner during the "ceremony time" and I videotaped it. We enjoyed listening to what the girls enjoyed learning or what they were looking forward to in the future. The girls asked to watch it the very next day!
Lydia: Most enjoyed learning to read the Bob Books and loved doing math pages.
Mary: Loved learning about the explorers and all the trials they suffered though it was gross that they had to eat biscuits with worms, or the rats, or their own shoes and rope.
|The girls with both teachers! :)|
Sarah: Her favorite book was The Golden Goblet. She didn't like studying the Romans because so many were greedy or mean and killed the good people.
Hannah: Her favorite book was an historical fiction diary of a young Cleopatra. She looks forward to only having one more year of mandatory cursive handwriting! (This policy is now under principal review and cursive may be extended for the remainder of home education. This will be a good opportunity to let Hannah practice some persuasive speech skills! LOL)
We enjoyed making special memories of this accomplishment with our girls! I pray they treasure these years. I know I am!
We are only on summer break for a couple of weeks. We are going to do summer school so that this fall when public school begins I can substitute and the girls can have a longer break then. They will enjoy the time off during the pleasant weather! That is one of the nice things about home school - we can be very flexible with our schedule!
So how do you celebrate the end of a school year with your children?
With All My Heart~