We are in the throes of the final push here to get our school work finished up and ready to turn in to the Authorities. This involves losing my mind sorting through all of the papers of the year and gathering work together into a portfolio for each student, as required by Law. I'm trying not to be discouraged by all the folks who are already enjoying summer leisure, nor by the happy people who live in states with complete homeschool freedom. It is a pleasure to go through the year's work and see how very much my students have accomplished. And I keep finding funny little things that crack me up (and keep me from cracking up) during the stress of the dreaded Portfolio Season.
from Mary Rose, a favorite quote with a twist-
and her take on the oxygenation of red blood cells -
or how about the distribution of nutrients through the blood stream-
a little elvish from Anna, (for God and King!)
or how about this very smart little peasant girl from Lydia-
only Lydia would turn an algebra diagram into a nesting platform for osprey -
and one more picture from Mary Rose, sweet as well as humorous. She was asked to draw a cartoon symbol to represent her 'school'. And she came up with this-
In case you can't read it, that's Chesterton and Tolkien making up the roof with art, writing, birds, Hungarians, music, Germans, Swedes, Ireland, Americans, elves, rangers, horses, Belloc, Lewis and Ransom underneath. Right over the door we have Catholics, and the sides filled in with Wiley, cloaks, long hair, glasses, dresses, and friends.
That about sums us up just fine!