Today was our first day back to school after taking a wonderful summer break. We hiked, visited the Great Plains Museum, enjoyed ice cream and trips to the park, and we textured and painted all the bedrooms! It’s been a great summer, but now it’s time to get back to the school routine.
This year is Lauren’s last year of high school. It seems like only a few days ago that we were beginning the homeschool journey together, both of us unsure of what it would be like. We certainly have had our ups and downs! She is now preparing for college. On one hand, I feel relieved that, by the grace of God, we did it. On the other hand, I’m not quite ready to close this chapter. Fortunately, I have another nine months before I do. Maybe I’ll be ready. *sigh* Maybe.
We snapped some photos, measured everyone, prayed, handed out assignments, and began. Most of the children are excited today, but we all know it will wear off shortly.
Last year was a busy one for me due to the children using a variety of curricula. I have simplified things this year by using only three main curricula – ACE, Abeka, and Saxon. While I loved using Notgrass History, it was time consuming. I hope this year will give me a bit of breathing room between subjects.
Lauren, a SENIOR!
Laci, 4th grade.
Matthew, 1st grade.
Our annual group photo (Matthew asked to hold his gun).
We got through at a decent time today and everyone did well. It’s always nice when the first day goes off without a hitch.
Thanks for reading,