I will really miss Thursdays for the next 6 weeks. I have met some amazing women! While they were seemingly glad to gain the extra weekday for more schooling at home, I am not. But they have older kids too, and I guess that could make it nice to have all 5 days at home.
For us, because of the extra day we’ll gain, I now have to come up with more stuff for the boys to do – because they like school SO MUCH I am already seeing a fit in my future over not having Co-Op and then not having school activities to replace that day. I think I will ATTEMPT doing M-TH and then calling Friday the weekend, lol. If that fails, we’ll just have less activities so I can spread them over 5 days.
I just worry about Thing One burning out if we do too much to soon. He really loves working on school – mostly because at this point it is still “playing” to him and is all fun and games (almost literally!) He also thrives in the structure of our work boxes and the schedule we follow for school time. We have less fits and fights while it is school time…I think because he knows what to expect and what comes next.
After school is “done” for the day…all hell breaks loose MANY days.
But I will be busy over the next 6 weeks working on my lesson plans for the classes I will be teaching in January. I am excited to teach, hopefully the kids will be excited to learn!
Plus, I will actually be taking MY last class to FINALLY get my BA in English Lit. It took nearly 10 years, but hey, I am the first and only one in my family (immediate and extended, well, I think one cousin went too) to go to college and graduate – so I am pretty excited and proud. My younger sister is now in college too, and I am so proud of her for deciding to go for her dreams after 6 years as a flight attendant.
I also have plans to make it over to our used bookstore for homeschooling stuff, which I hear is awesome, and run by a member of our Co-Op. I want to check out some K books/publishers for math and phonics. I think Thing One might be ready for some of this now (I am worried the PreK is going to be getting old and boring soon), so I want to see what’s out there in person. It is so hard to see what a curriculum is actually like on the web. I am more of a see and touch person. I want to hold the books in my hand and look through them to see everything that is included. Not just the one lesson sample and a table of contents!
Exciting stuff all around!