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Monday, February 13, 2012

Graduation Day and A New Co-Op

I am so proud of my husband. In January of 2011 he decided he wanted to be a firefighter. At first I was honestly like OK, you are never going to do this. But, we were supportive. Yesterday was finally graduation day. At the ripe old age of 41 he completed with honors, the most grueling physical fitness, and mental fitness anyone can do. He was awarded two special certificates for perfect attendance, and scoring academically high grades on exams. He was proud, and we are proud of him.

Today, and every Monday, for the rest of the year, we are doing an education co-op with another homeschool family. We started the day with a walk, then we proceeded to watch Lewis and Clark the Journey West, by Nat Geo. Then we had a reading assignment on how a compass works, and then made homemade compasses which was surprisingly simple. We covered fitness, Science and History all in one day, and in a fun way. This will alternate between my home, and the other families home, each Monday. The hosting family will plan the lesson, and serve lunch. The guest family will bring drinks, and be on time and ready to learn. I am so glad I thought of this idea.

I have had the last three Saturdays off, which means I have not worked in almost five weeks. At least not outside the home. I so needed this time off, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I have been learning to paint, and have had lots of time to do that. I also used the time to have some extra time with my hubby. With his classes and my work schedule I feel like we have not had anytime together. We both really needed this. Now my pocketbook on the other hand is very sad, lol!


Reeni said...

Congratulations to your husband! The homeschooling sounds fun! I wish we had done things like that in public school.

Reeni said...

And Happy Valentine's Day!

Anne said...

So many congrats to your husband!!! I love education so am always thrilled to hear when people are continuing their education, especially to do something they love.

Rose said...

How exciting for your husband! I hope that you had a great Valentine's Day.

Melissa said...

Reeni, Anne, and Rose thank you very much. We had a great Valentines Day as well.

Preschool Math Online said...

congrats to yr hubby:)

Melissa said...

Thank you!

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