Gearing up for a new “school” year.

So… yea. It’s that time of year again.  I’ve decided to start our “school” year off on Aug 31.  This has everything to do with Daddy getting home from a 6 month deployment at the end of July, retiring from the Navy at the beginning of August, and then taking a much-needed month long vacation.

So for the last month or so I’ve been gradually planning out the schedule for the next year, signing up for classes and activities, choosing curriculum, and lesson planning.

Lesson planning sucks. I just hope and pray that GeekBoy isn’t bored to tears with the work I’m setting up for him.  I hope that the material is challenging enough for him, but also fun.  I hope that thePinkDiva gets it.  I hope I’m not pushing BigBoy too hard.  I’ve been playing with HomeschoolTracker Basic as I plan though.  So far, I like it.  I’m considering buying the full-featured Plus version.

This year we will be trying out Math-U-See.  We’re also going to try using Heritage Studies 1 as a basis for our history course.  I’m hoping we will  finish Apologia’s Astronomy book this year.  The little two will be doing phonics, while the big guy is going to be working on his writing and reading comprehension, with a dash of grammar and spelling thrown in there. The boys are signed up for soccer again, and looking forward to the season.  All three will be taking art classes at the local Cultural Center.  GeekBoy gets to take Martial Arts and Drama there, and thePinkDiva will be taking ballet as well.

The first semester is filling up fast.

2 thoughts on “Gearing up for a new “school” year.

  1. It sounds like you have a great year planned!

    I just wanted to say a special thank you for your family’s sacrifice for our country. My husband has been working in Idaho for over a month while I’ve tried to get our house ready to sell. I’m so weary, but I keep thinking about all the military families who are without their loved ones. Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough…

    I’m so glad you get to take a vacation! May it be full of wonderful memories and delightful surprises.

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