Not Back To School Day!

Ah, it’s the end of summer and time for our schedule to start up again.  My local homeschool group (Keller Homeschoolers) kicked off the school year with a homeschool party at one of our local splash pads.  I can’t emphasize how great it is to see familiar faces and welcome new ones at gatherings like these.  It’s also a great way to find out about programs, classes, successes, and challenges of things you might be considering.  Oh, and did I mention the food.  I like food and since we all bring something, I’m pretty happy all the way around… 🙂  What are some of your traditions for kicking off school?

Do you like spiders?

Well, I don’t.  BUT when given an opportunity to see a rare occurrence, known as a “communal web” built by thousands of spiders not to far down the road you have to see it, right?  I packed up the car, woke my kiddo up early, and headed that way. It’s about a 40 minute drive from Ft. Worth but I got the privilege of experiencing toll roads I only see on the news 🙂  I will say we had an architectural lesson once we hit the
original lake bridge that takes you to the park.  It’s not one of the fancy high-rise bridges, so we got to discuss why we change the bridges over time.  As most webs do, they fill with debris over time and this one is weighted down towards the front with an unbelievable amount of small flying insects.  Which means, it won’t be here forever.  If you would like to venture out, you can find this unique experience at Rowlett’s Lakeside Park South off of C A Roan drive.  It’s a beautiful lake side park, so take a picnic.

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Here’s a few, not professional pictures I took!

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Summertime blues

Whew! I swear the summer just started a few weeks ago and I feel like I have looked up only to find it’s time to work out our fall schedule, make sure I have the details about upcoming field trips, and get registered for any classes we might need, and on and on! We do not school year round like some of you brave souls. But our summer is full of camps. This year we participated in a Jr. Lifeguard class, a Girl Scout Camp, and College for Kids at TCC (which is typically 3 weeks of academic classes that she self-selected but doesn’t realize it’s “school”). While we have a few parent/student class meetings to attend a littler earlier than we start, we will be officially kicking off 6th grade August 31st.  Are you guys ready?! I wonder, when you begin a new year what do you do to celebrate?