This week our new schedule begins.
We’ve just taken the month of June off. Well…I say ‘off’ loosely. We spent quite a bit of time getting ready for my parents 50th anniversary party and also getting ready for a bike across Michigan trip, along with changing our water heater on the fly and going to a church conference event.
Now after biking across Michigan successfully for the most part and spending quality time with family we’re back home.
This week begins homeschooling for us. It’s early. Our plan though is to work ahead so that throughout the year if we take a few days off here and there…we won’t be behind. So this week Lydia begins homeschooling for the first time. I think she’s actually excited, which will help at least initially :). She’s taking Geometry this year along with Biology, Latin, American History, Grammar, American Literature, and P.e. Should be a good but full schedule for her. I’m going to go get her a bike this month to help her get a good start on P.e. and future bike trips for all three of us. I’m hoping that we might take on part of the Katy trail this fall in Missouri on our own. We’ll see if that comes to fruition or not.Lauren is going to be taking Physics, Algebra 2, Sign Language, Health and P.e., American Government, and a creative writing fiction class. Should be a good second year for her if all goes well :). She’s a pro at the process at this point. Lydia is a Freshman, Lauren is a Junior.
I’m hoping that the girls can get on a schedule of working on school work from 9-12 and then from 1-3 or if they get done sooner that’s fine. I will be on site to help as needed and honestly…I kind of enjoy learning along with them, especially when it comes to the literature and history parts and maybe the foreign language parts. Math and Science are not my forte so I avoid those areas and if they get stuck I’ll have them help each other or set up a tutoring session. Thankfully we have several people that are friends locally that are good in those subjects.
Beyond that I am still doing private voice and piano lessons throughout this month. It’s a bit hit and miss presently as this is a big vacation time for a lot of people. I’m even giving my girls the month off…so I only have 4 regulars at present. Come the end of July and the beginning of August I will be putting a big push on to pick up students as I would like to have 26 slots filled by the fall.
In the mean time we’ll still go to Six flags once in a while and even are going to make a trip down to Branson to visit my sister for a long weekend this month…so summer isn’t completely going by unnoticed 🙂 But…the good news is, we can do fun things all year long this year. I’m really excited, without rushing a moment past, to enjoy a fall season with no school schedule for me. This is whole new territory for me 🙂
I’m also on a personal level working in writing/reading time for me each day and house work time, along with exercise. I would like to keep cycling and keep those muscles in shape.
It’s time to fall in to some really healthy, good routines and schedules for us here in my house. I’m looking forward to it. And I love the fact that although those school supplies will be coming out far to fast this month, they mean nothing bad to me…I can walk right by and smile :).