Saturday

Back to Homeschool!

This has been a crazy busy week for us! We started schooling again on Tuesday of this last week. Hubby's work also had a really big festival in a town 45 minutes away which took part of our week as well.

It always feels like it takes me a couple of weeks to get back into the swing of things; and we were only off for a month!

We're still doing the park program daily so we're only doing "half" school right now. We really like the park program as it gives us free lunch, and lets the kids get a couple hours of play time in daily with their friends who go to "regular" school. They've only got 2 more weeks of the park program left. After that, we'll be on a full school schedule again. (Although we'll probably take a couple of weeks to work up to that full schedule once the park program is over.)

How do you arrange your school schedule? Do you school during the summer at all? Whether you school through summer or not, when do you start your "official" new year? (For us, we just progress to the next level when they're done with their current level; regardless of where we are in our year.)

What does your day typically look like? We had our "typical" day scheduled, but now that hubby's home until noon, ours is needing to be re-arranged. We've been working on figuring that out in the past couple of weeks.

I also had some ask what we decided with regards to foreign language. We've decided for now on Prima Latina for Latin only because we already had the program. However, I'm still looking at Latin Road for the future. We're also going to be getting Rosetta Stone Spanish which we plan on doing together as a family. We're looking at starting that in January. We feel like those two will give our children enough of a base that they can easily build from there should they desire to learn other languages later on.

You'll probably see me posting sparsely for the next month or so as we're working back into our schedule. Even though we do school through the summer, August is when I plan the bulk of our year through the next July. As a result, it's usually a crazy-busy month filled with purging the old, organizing the new (or to be used this year), and scheduling so that everything is pretty much set for my year at once.

I'm sure you all understand that family gets to come before my blog. Even though I cherish my readers, I wouldn't want it any other way...I don't think you guys would either!

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me or visit me on my Twitter or Facebook pages. I'll try to keep up with those on an every-other day basis or so for the next month.

-Me

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