Today, my son took the final test of the year. We have officially ended our school year! I have averaged the grades and everyone passed! And no, I don’t pass my kids even when they aren’t learning. But then, they always learn. I’ve noticed that as a homeschooling mom, I am able to quickly see when I have struggling child and help them in that particular area. I don’t want to embarrass my children, so I’ll not go into details, but they have each struggled in something, sometime. I’m not the perfect anything, but I love my children and I love learning with them. So far, that’s been enough.

workThis is some of the work they completed this year. I usually go through their papers and compile a portfolio for each child every year. I am very excited to have taught a high-schooler and lived to tell about it.

I thought it would be fun to do a photo comparison of the first day of school and the last, so here it is:


last day

They have all gotten a little more mature looking.


They wanted to do a silly one, looking exhausted at the year’s end.

I always end each school year feeling a little zapped. This was my tenth year to homeschool and I’m feeling every minute of it right now! I know that in a week or two, I’ll long for the order and activity that comes from homeschooling.

But, don’t worry, I’ll wait until August.



3 thoughts on “Last Day of School {2014}

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    Congratulations, teacher and students! You have all worked hard, and you deserve to look tired. I like the cute “exhausted” photo.


  2. Hanging in there one more week, but we are ready to be done as well. Enjoy your summer! I will look forward to some of your summer posts.


    1. Thank you! Wishing you a great summer, too! 🙂


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