Friday, August 26, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal (2)

In my life this week…
This week I'm just trying to relax emotionally as I prepare for our new school year. The oldest is finishing up his driving school classes, middle kid is finishing up summer ballet class, the youngest is reading - a lot.

In our homeschool this week…
I have been trying to get organized for the new school year and at the same time finish up the few remaining things for the current year -- we homeschool all year with short breaks throughout the year.  I'm doing some things differently this year and I am working on the kids' weekly schedules for the coming year.

Things I’m working on…
the kids' weekly schedules for the new school year. Organizing the school room.

I’m reading…
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I’m grateful for…
the ability to homeschool my kids.  Gratitude for this hits me every year around this time.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Short break

I am sorry for my absence lately.  I have taken a break from some of my responsibilities so that I can focus on making plans for the new school year. Also, I need to give myself a bit of a break so I can get mentally ready for the new homeschool year. We have been doing this for eight years and I find I need a short rest before beginning the new school year since we school year-round.

Now that my youngest will be in fourth grade, we are trying something new regarding scheduling and I am creating weekly schedules for all of their courses. Updates coming soon.