Category: Extra Activities

December 2016 Homeschooling Update

December was filled with family, friends, blessings, and fun. We started off the month with Madison’s Speech and Debate Tournament. It was a 13 hour day and in the end, she placed 3rd in Junior Open Interpretation, 5th in Junior Informative and 6th in…

Sistine Chapel Exhibition 

We are fortunate that the Sistine Chapel Exhibition is currently in Dallas through January 8th, so we decided to visit it today. I was able to secure a Groupon so it made it a little more budget friendly. It was a very intriguing exhibit…

Visiting the Texas State Capitol

The second day we were in Austin, TX we decided to visit the Texas State Capitol. Way up at the top of the dome is Lady Liberty. Madison is posing as lady liberty in front of the Capitol. The original Lady Liberty is on…

Learning Texas History at the Bullock Museum  

Madison loves US history and World history, and even though Texas history is still US history, she has not really been interested in learning all of it in depth. So when we decided to go to Austin, TX for a couple of days I…

November 2016 Gifted Homeschooling Update

This post may contain affliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. Thankfully November was slower than September and October. Not entirely by choice though, Jeff and I came down with awful colds at the end of the month and life kind…

What Does a Typical Day Look Like For Us?

Our days tend to vary depending on what activities we have planned. Each week Madison has piano, American Heritage girls, Homeschool PE, Park Day with friends, Speech and Debate and Religion. We usually have a field trip or two each week as well. And…

Operation Christmas Boxes

Madison’s American Heritage Girls Troop collects Operation Christmas Boxes each year. She absolutely loves this service project. This year she chose to make 6 boxes. Three boxes for 10-14 year old girls and three boxes for 10-14 year old boys. That age range receives…

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