Thursday, July 26, 2012

School Anyone?

Is anyone else preparing for this coming school year? With being homeschoolers, I usually prepare ahead of time. Here's a list of what I need to do.
~Make a checklist of goals I want to achieve for each child.
~ Gather and organize books for each child. Make sure every book is accounted for.
~Make sure there's plenty of supplies for each corresponding subject (ie; rulers, notebooks, pencils, blocks...)
~With the curriculum that I am not all that familiar with, begin getting aquainted with the materials. Fortunately I have my old stand-bys of which I wouldn't dare change. It is mainly some high school subjects that I need to worry   prepare for.
~Have plans for the next month set on paper.
~ Make a reasonable schedule for this year. I have an ideal schedule typed and printed but, you know, it's a recipe for failure. I need a REAL schedule and one that will enable us to still get it all done.
~ Prepare myself mentally and Spiritually for what is ahead.
~Mentally and Spiritually prepare the children for the journey ahead.
~Send in beginning of year paperwork for our accountability association.

August 6th will be our first day, Lord willing. Things will be a little willy-nilly to start. James is off on vacation that week and the week of the 20th. Also, we are headed on a small church event the Friday of our first week. Oh, and we have two birthdays the week of the 20th. So we will begin the first three weeks with just mornings sessions and four days a week. Then we'll go full swing. I did honestly think of not beginning school until the 27th but that would put us behind the days public school would already have in. I don't like that. Anyway, so it is what it is!

School year 2012-2013, HERE WE COME!


Cheryl said...

We don't start until August 27th. It will be different only having one child at home to teach this year.

Sounds like you have busy weeks ahead. Have a wonderful day.


Anonymous said...

Praying will definantly get you when you need to be when you need to be there! Here's to a great year!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are on top of everything! Have a great school year. Lisa

Cathy said...

Hi Susan,
Have been reading your posts, but just now leaving a comment.
I'm excited for you to do more youtube videos, but know you are a busy woman.
Thinking of you and always have you in my prayers.
Love ya my friend,