Thursday, June 23, 2011

Missing School (a little)

 

Am I crazy? I think I might be! But life just works better with a schedule. Right now we’re just being lazy and that gets old after awhile (yeah it really does). The rest of the summer we have things planned every week, except the week before the beach, so it won’t be so bad.

I’m also getting excited because I have decided to purchase my first Sonlight core!!! I haven’t took the plunge yet but I have worked it into my budget (I think. HOPE!). This excites me greatly!!!Core E We didn’t finish our part two of American History this year. I couldn’t find half the books we needed so I was very sad about that. I was going to just go ahead to the reformation period (world history) and use Mystery of History but as I started looking at Sonlight I decided it would be a good great idea to go back and finish up that American History. I also missed the family reading time this year. We didn’t do nearly as much of that and we all love that part of schooling, not to mention it’s so beneficial for my kids that are learning to read.

I’m also thinking I’ll start school a 100_2632little earlier this year so we can be free to take some time off when we open our new business (more excitement!) I also would like to add a week here an there to break up the school year and still get out by the end of May.

 

This is where the building will be for the new business

The past couple years we’ve been at the beach in Sept and I didn’t want to start school until we returned so we had to work hard to finish by May. Talk about burnout! I don’t want that anymore. The first week of summer break was so relaxing and the thought of having a couple of those during the year makes me giddy. I think the kids need it too.

The way I figure it, if I start August 15 we can have a week off in October, 2 off in December, 1 off in February, and 1 off in April (that’s a break every other month) and still have 36 weeks in by the end of May. This is as close to year round school as I’ve ever gotten. We may end up doing that at some point.

I’m actually thinking about starting a week before the beach and just doing a light week to see how it goes. Then we’ll know if our schedule is going to work. I know the boys will probably balk at this but Mark and I had already decided we needed to start earlier this year so we’d be free to take some time off during the opening of our business.  Hopefully with him behind me they won’t balk too much.

11 comments:

Erin said...

We are the same way about a schedule/routine! It gets a little bizerk without one. Congrats on getting a Sonlight Core! We made the switch to SL last year and this year has been the easiest homeschooling year so far! I love Sonlight!

Marie said...

Oh that's the most encouraging thing I've heard all day! Thank you!!!! We've used Winter Promise and Heart of Dakota in the past and I loved them both so I'm sure I'll love SL too! I'm really looking forward to it!

Jill said...

I love Sonlight. I have used it for years and will be doing the same Core as you will be with my 3rd and 4th grader. If you ever have questions, just ask. Thanks for following me and liking my FB page.

Giggly Girls said...

We just finished that core and it was AWESOME!! I say that every year though. LOL Maybe not next year though, we're taking a year off of our beloved SL. Core 5 (or whatever they're calling it these days) is a MASSIVE workload so I decided to save that for middle school. Although, I hear that core is the best one of all the cores so I can't wait to get to it. I'm a little apprehensive about next year though.

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Melissa said...

Awesome! We are starting back about the same time too! Thanks for stopping by! Following you too!

I am blessed! said...

I found you through the TOS crew and am following now. We studied that core this year and enjoyed it. My favorite is still World History 1, but we're looking forward to Eastern Hemisphere next year.

Celee

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

I miss school when it is out too. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm already following you! :)

Heather said...

Hi:) I was just making sure I was following you! Now I am still having so much trouble deciding on our curriculum for next year:( I LOVE the idea of sonlight, but Nick is too old, so it would just be Emma. My basic plan is to use Illuminations w/MOH2 with both of them with a lot of other stuff added in...but I wish i had ever tried sonlight~I keep hearing so many great things about it. Good luck!!

Very Blessed Mamma said...

That's cool that you will be using sonlight. My husband would never go for it! lol

Cindy said...

HA... ya know I was just thinking that I miss school too. We finished up very early this year (mid April) so we've been on break for a couple months already. I don't think my kids would like to start up again now :)
We also go to the beach in Sept. and I usually wait until we get back, but last year we completed almost a month BEFORE we went...so it was a welcome break. I plan to do that this year also.

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Anna said...

I just cant take off for an entire summer. I would go crazy. I think my kids would too. We are trying a 6 weeks on 1 week off approach this year. Last year we just took off as needed, but it was too hard to keep track of things that way. I need a schedule LOL. I think this will work out well for us.

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