|They grow so fast!|
When this is published, it will be Memorial Day, the day before we start school every year. I get mixed feelings over starting but for the most part, I am pretty psyched. Routine and structure make me happy and sometimes summer lacks routine so much that I am just really ready to dig into my planning materials and get some scheduling on! I homeschool the troops, so it is a different kind of getting ready but it is still work. I have been reorganizing shelves and drawers and making room for things and just generally being all smiley about using my label maker. I love my label maker. It makes me happy. I know it is sick but a good kind of sick and you wish I would come label your house, too.
Anyway, since I am thinking about school, I thought I might put some stuff together for you, just pull together everything I have done on homeschooling before so it is in one place. So, if you are getting ready to homeschool, then I have a whole set of blog posts and tips for you to comb through! Check them out HERE!
But if I can leave you with one giant pro-tip to get your started off to a good year, that is to have each kid pick out a "just right book", that is one that is pretty easy to read but still keeps their attention. Every time you are working with someone else, running to switch laundry, or are practicing cleansing breaths on the front porch before some wreck of an experiment, tell the kids who aren't sure what to do next just to start reading. That will buy you a couple of minutes while you consider how to handle the shaving of the dog.
I am off to celebrate Sophia's birthday and to celebrate Labor Day!