Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wrapping Up this Year and Planning for Next

Wrapping up...

Wow!  Where did the year go?  Seems like we just started.  We'll wrap up our school year in the next couple of weeks.  Then, we're going to do a light, casual load of math and language arts over the summer.  Just enough to keep moving without having to spend a lot of time reviewing in the fall.

Studying Rome to the Reformation this year has mostly been fun.  We practically drowned in all the Greek mythology, but once we hoisted ourselves up out of the water and sailed to the Renaissance & Reformation, history came alive to us again.  Those Greeks just didn't grab our attention!  But, whether we liked it or not, it's a part of history and led to the Renaissance & Reformation, which is where we are now.

As for the three Rs, we've slacked off just a bit so that we can enjoy the nice Spring weather and complete our Bible and history lessons without feeling overwhelmed at the end of the school year.   Besides, my kids' energy level is through the roof right now and for the sake of my sanity, they need to be outside!

Next Year...

Contrary to what we've done in the past, we may start school up the first week of August this year.   Last summer, when it was too hot to enjoy the outdoors, I remember thinking that it would be a great time for education.  Then, we could take time off in the fall when the weather is more pleasant.  In addition, there would be more freedom for field trips, camping, or taking a day off just because.


The kids were delighted to receive a package from their aunt, filled with lots of goodies!  There was even something for me - a bracelet made from coconut shells that she got in Nicaragua.  So cool!


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