E is for End - End of the School Year, that is.
We have officially reached the end of our school year. For our family, though, this doesn't mean much since we function on a modified year-round schedule.
We will be using this week to clean the house. Doesn't that sound exciting? Then next week, we will begin our summer schedule - math and reading/phonics for the girls each day; math and Spanish for The Boy each day. This helps keep them from needing a major review in August when we start our full days of school again. Beginning in June, when the pool opens for the summer, we do our schoolwork first thing in the morning; by the time we're done, the pool is open for the day.
The most important thing for me about the "end" of our school year is that now I can really begin to focus on choosing curriculum for next year. I LOVE this part of homeschooling - poring over curriculum catalogs and websites! If I let myself, I could spend all day just looking at curriculum, neglecting my poor children and my house. Thankfully, most of my decisions about WHAT to use, I've already made. Now I'm mostly trying to determine the best way to make my purchases while being a good steward of the income that Robb provides our family.
Other than spending this week trying to reclaim my messy house, I'm not doing anything to celebrate the End of our school year. Do you do something special at the end of the year?