What did I do all summer?
- I worked hard with many new testing clients
- went to traffic court twice (ahem - all I can say is that I DID stop at that back street sign but I had to roll forward to see that no one was coming!)
- cleared out 16 bags of paper clutter from my school office, rearranged the furniture and packed 6 boxes for curriculum that I'm not keeping (more later)
- provided medical transportation for a wounded soccer player who is very worried about being able to play this last season
- traveled to three different camp events
- planned lesson outlines for a new online class with Landry Academy
- helped man a free photo booth at two different 4th of July events with our church
- purchased and returned two book cases and several odds and ends from a Craft store
- spent enough time on Amazon and various other homeschool book sites that I know all the passwords by heart
- and enjoyed the growing grand -daughters a little, but not nearly enough
Now it is August and I find myself rushing around with last minute details as we prepare for our last year of homeschool to start next week.
Some people (like my friend) have a knack for planning in March for the next year. I'm usually so busy surviving the end of one year that I can't even think about the new year until at least July.
The one good thing about waiting so long is that many curriculum companies host great sales this time of year! And unlike trying to find the right size sleeveless shirt in August, there is usually plenty of the desired items to be found.
I want to point you to one company that is having a really big sale from Aug 5th until Aug 12th. The Compass Store is offering their DVD Visual Latin products, Economics curriculum and other items - including a film making course, an American History course and a Sunday School or devotional program called Modern Parables. All at substantial savings.
I am most familiar with the Visual Latin product, which has been the key to enjoying a foreign language for my daughter. You can try six FREE lessons by clicking the link below. And yes -- by adding some additional curriculum these will lead to a high school credit.
6 FREE Visual Latin Lessons!
The Compass guys are a bit zany but serious at the same time and all of the products I've seen from them have been conservative, entertaining and a great value. Check out some of their newer products in the sidebar.
In the interest of full disclosure: My first product introduction with Compass was a review product for Visual Latin. Since then I've purchased the rest of the series for our use because we liked it so much. I am an affiliate of this company and if you choose to click through these affiliate links and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. (it won't be enough to pay my traffic court costs, but ever little bit helps!) Thanks in advance.
You can also search and find my previous review posts for this product.
Have a great end of the summer.