Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ready (or Not), Here It Comes

Can you believe it's already August?! I can't. It seems like just yesterday we were finishing up our school year. Our summer has flown by much too quickly. All of the small people were busy with summer camps, but that is a post for another day.

I had planned to begin school on August 1st; however, that didn't work out. Soccer Girl has had morning soccer practices for the past 4 weeks, ending this week. Ballerina had morning dance classes last week. There is no way that I could start school while having our mornings interrupted with activities. So we put off the beginning of school until next week.

R is for Ready (or Not)

You would think that, since I was planning on starting school last week, I would be ready. I don't feel like I am, though. Our school table still looks like a bomb exploded, with papers everywhere from me trying to get ready.

Here is what is ready:
  • School books for this year are sorted and placed on the appropriate shelves.
  • Most lessons have been put into Homeschool Tracker. I'm a little befuddled as to how to schedule and plan out The Boy's math and science this year. He's moving into jr high subjects, and it's a little more difficult for me to plan out. I know that as we begin the year and I see how he's doing, it will be easier to plan the rest of the year.
  • Most of the school supplies have been purchased and are sitting in my bedroom closet. (No, they won't stay there.)
  • The daily schedule has been planned. It took much thought this year (and stress), trying to figure out how to make sure I can teach everyone everything they need, but it did get done.
Here is what is left to do:
  • Clean off the school table. 
  • Put away the rest of the books from last year. I have a few that I don't think we'll use again so I don't want to pack them away but I don't want them cluttering up my school room either.
  • Purchase a couple more items for the kids for the first day of school. 
  • Get the kids' bedrooms organized. Even though they don't do school in their rooms, I really would like them to have a nice, organized place to go when they aren't having school time.
  • Watch a couple of the dvd's we'll be using for school this year (IEW and Pre-Algebra) so that I can have a clue as to what I'm doing.
Regardless of whether or not I am ready, we will be starting school on Monday. So, are YOU ready for school to start? I hope so because ready or not, here it comes.

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