Stuff We Like :: 5.3.19

home school life weekly homeschool links roundup

School’s out for summer! Well, our homeschool is kicking into summer mode since we go year round, but the hybrid school Suzanne and I run has officially wrapped for summer. Graduation is Saturday, and I am looking forward to a glorious month of no teaching before I hop back into my summer chemistry class in June.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE

  • in the store: Our Year One and Year Two curricula are on sale now, and you can get a nice deal if you preorder them! (I expect to keep the digital editions all year, but the print editions will have a limited run again.)

  • on the podcast: Suzanne and I are talking about why we decided to add “run a hybrid school” to our to-do lists.

  • on patreon: Weigh in on what you’d like us to cover in our series on academic homeschooling through high school.

  • on instagram: Project season!

  • at the academy: If you’re in Atlanta, you should come take chemistry with me this summer!

  • from the archives: Shelli reviewed IEW’s Student Writing Intensive; a peek back at Amy’s 3rd grade; homeschooling is messy, but maybe that’s okay.

LINKS I LIKED

  • This piece about neighborhood Facebook groups is funny because it’s true. (We literally have a guy in our neighborhood group who prefaces almost every post with “I don’t want to be that guy, but”— and it makes me laugh out loud every time.

  • Similarly: Private Facebook groups can be surprisingly wonderful spaces, in a totally non-ironic way.

  • Carmilla was one of my lit students’ favorite reads this year, so I found this kind of perfect. (Read it all the way to the end!)

  • This was just … wow: “I can endure about five minutes more of this. Nothing of any value has been said by either party on any subject.”

THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO

BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK

WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY

  • Sandal weather! (I’m still tromping around in my super-comfy, super-clunky Alegria sandals — I think breaking my ankles has permanently altered my shoe wardrobe, and I am okay with that!)

  • Molten caramel cake