Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our 2008-2009 Yearbook Arrived!

Last year I made a yearbook to record our first year of home schooling full-time. I knew that it would be a significant year in our family's history. We still love to look through it and remember that sweet period of time.

It was such a hit I decided to make one for this year too. I can totally see the differences of our year this year compared to last year.

Last year was about getting hearts at home and restoring, rebuilding and nurturing our family. If I had to sum it up with one word I would probably use: relationship. It was such a sweet year.

Yes we did school work last year (quite a bit actually) but I can honestly say it was not our primary focus. We opted to not do a lot of the projects but those we did, we did together. Read alouds were a huge part of what made our year so wonderful.

But this year, now that we knew what to expect, we set the bar higher for work accomplished (while trying to not neglect the relationships) and tried to do more hands-on projects.

So here are a few excerpts from our yearbook...

The front cover-

Our preparations for celebrating Rosh Hashana (one of the biblical feasts we celebrated).

We studied the life of Noah and I posted about it here, here and here.

And who could forgot the infamous Plague of Frogs?
I posted a few installments of those babies too.
Plague of Frogs and Froggy Lessons Learned

I can't believe how much different the kids look in just nine months time too!

So here is a little glance at our year this year. Does anyone else make a yearbook or a slide show to commemorate the end of the year? Is there something special you do to celebrate?



Four For France said...

I LOVE your yearbook! Good memories!

Heasleye said...

Your yearbook looks fantastic! :)
I came across your blog at Dawn's My Home Sweet Home. I'm an Oregon homeschooler as well (west of Portland). My son will be a second grader and I'm trying to finalize what I want to use this fall. Did you use MFW Adventures, and if so, did you like it?


Tricia said...

Great idea with the yearbook! I have so many pictures... But I blogged most of them, so I don't quite feel like I need to do a year book.

What I did for ECC, though, is I took my dd's geography pages, and science pages, and Bible pages, and took them to Kinko's and had them spiral bound. She loved it. I made special covers.

Anyway, that's just what I did to "Finish" this school year.

Lainie said...

Tricia I tried to email you but couldn't get into your page :(

Anyway, Spiral binding is a great idea! I might go back and do that for their ECC work.
I blogged so much about their work too but decided on the book in case Blogger ever crashed and I lost all this. I consider it a "back-up" :)

Tammi Kay said...

I loved looking through your book last year. It was beautiful! Are you going to make this one available to look through as well?

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