Friday, June 1, 2012

We are finished!

We are finished!  Our 2011-2012 school year is officially behind us!  And though we were all quite anxious for this moment, it is not because it was a difficult year.  It was actually,  probably, our best year of home schooling yet.  But it was a long year and we worked hard.  Not only did we work hard, we learned lots and in the process, we wore ourselves out a bit. But as of NOW we can look forward to the lazy, days of summer.

Our last day started with 1St Friday Mass. After Mass, we came home and, because it is National Donut Day, we made homemade donuts for breakfast.    My mom used to make homemade donuts every once in a while when I was a kid.  I still remember how much fun it was to watch her make them and then, of course, to eat them still warm from her old "FryDaddy".  Making donuts with my own children is just as much fun.....

We start with refrigerator biscuits and then cut  little holes (I used an apple corer)
The children watch, anxious to taste the final products.
Next, fry them in boiling vegetable oil
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar or leave them plain
and there you have it, warm, delicious, and oh so stylish as glasses!

Then the children each wrote one last progress report of the year and together we read over all their progress reports from way back in August to today, reminiscing about all we learned and all we did and all we experienced.  They each cleaned out their school drawers.    

We finished up The Old Man and The Sea, our current last read aloud, and that was all.   The school year came to an end. 

Next week, I will put together their portfolios from the year and work on report cards but for now….we are just relaxing and basking in the freedom of summer break! 

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