Two more days. Can summer really be coming to an end? Not really, but the kiddos will get to work starting on Monday. If you remember from my year-end post, I plan to get outside more this year. In our first year of homeschooling, we went places and did work on a rock, on a beach, on a kayak… The trend to do work outside of the home slowly diminished. If we went hiking, I just left the work at home that day and we skipped it. Unfortunately, that turned me off of getting outside-because, well, they still had work to do.
I have reworked our schedules to allow for a bit more time exploring (yep, all those posts on planning are no longer the plan-LOL). I also moved everyone’s daily work from a magazine holder to a bag. Hopefully, this will make it easier to just pick up and go (even if it means just going outside to the porch).
Are we ready to start? I can say, “YES,” for all of us. As the curriculum came in, the kids started working on it. Parks has already completed the first 4 weeks of his science program and the older two started the first week. As much as they will deny that they want to start, I can completely tell that they are ready to start into all of the mystery that I have been reading this summer.