Is your homeschool wrapping up for the year? Ours is. This is the time of year that is great for using school time for wonderful learning experiences that might not be in your regular school year routine. I use this time of the year for bird watching, nest and baby bird hunts, gardening, spring cleaning, chick raising, and any other activities that I've been putting off for quite some time. This spring I'm hoping to tackle painting rooms in our house with my 13 year old son. This will teach him some new skills and it will spruce up our home too. We might as well enjoy the cool spring weather to take on this project, because once the heat of summer arrives it's difficult to accomplish a job like this. It's nice to get away from the school books and still learn valuable life lessons and know this is part of our training up a child. Have fun finishing up your school year if you are like us. Happy homeschooling!