is the beginning of August, what are you doing?!
sake really. There is still a definite
start to the new year though. And we are
all incredibly excited about it.
in August. I did it because we were
expecting Lucy in the fall, and I knew that I would be taking some time off
from intensive teaching when we brought her home.
really well for my kids, and also for me.
I thought they might be disappointed to be starting so early, but with
the aforementioned “school all year” they don’t know any different.
because it means new books for them to use and read.
curriculum for a couple months now. I
took a lot of help from Sonlight, but have also used some of
the many free resources online – Ambleside Online and Easy Peasy to name a couple.
choices, Science unit research, and new lesson planner I think we are
ready to go. At least for the first
though. Having Lucy is going to be a bit
of a challenge, but I think that we will be able to manage. I am also slightly concerned about having to
teach bother Emma and Jack this year.
goodness, he is only 4 (soon to be 5) and we were mainly doing easy stuff, and
I would let him direct me as to how much he wanted to accomplish – I still feel
like play is a huge part of his learning (and Emma’s as well), but we are
moving on to more reading and math and writing, and those take a little more
time from Mama.
year, we are going to try and set a better schedule for school related
activities. When I work only with Emma,
it takes us very little time to get through everything I want to do in a day,
but with Jack, and now Lucy too, I will need to be utilizing my time a little
morning nap so that we can get through all the seat work during that time. Then, because we use a literature based curriculum,
we will be able to take the time when Lucy is awake to read all the stories.
shall see how it works in the real world!