Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Getting ready?

This has been my first year homeschooling my daughter and it has been a long and interesting year. During the Christmas holiday I decided to school all year. It is working out so much better for us in the long run. However, we are still finishing up our school year. We are not really behind, just not where I wanted to be. After looking at what was left to do, we will be finished completely with our first year on August 10th and I am so excited! Now, before I get too excited, we are going to start back up with our next year of school on August 31st. This way I will be able to keep a schedule of 4 weeks of school and 1 week off. We are going to take an entire week off for Thanksgiving, 3 weeks off for Christmas and 2 weeks off for spring break. We will end the year at the end of July 2010 with the month of August off to play! Since it is the end of July, I am getting ready for the next year and the more I get ready the more excited I am getting. I put together my calendar last night so I have written down exactly which weeks we are doing school and which weeks we are "off". I have written out everything I need to buy so I can begin to buy it as I have the funds available. I have to confess that I love buying school supplies this time of year too. Walmart had a great sale last week and I bought some things that probably could have waited, but I was just so excited that I got them anyway. Even my oldest son is getting excited to start his first year of Kindergarten this year. I am so blessed to be able to stay at home and teach my children and even when the days are hard, and my patience is wearing thin, I try to remind myself that "this too shall pass" and "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!"

5 comments:

Bill and Christina said...

It is a blessing to be able to stay at home with your children. I too am excited about school and a new schedule.

God's Grace said...

You are so organized. My Grandson will be joining us this year so I have no idea how that will go. I think I am just stating over what I did with Evan at the beginning of the year and just suppliment for Evan. He had fun doing it and was excited about doing it again...at 4 I don't think it matters much as long as we are having fun! My grandson is 3. and then I'm expecting Asher home who will be 3 in Nov...no idea when he will be home but praying it will be this year. God bless on you homeschool. Terry

Salzwedel Family said...

I have been giving a lot of thought to homeschooling. It seems overwhelming to me, but we'll see how God leads. Enjoy your break!

Kathy C. said...

Our kids were in both Christian school and public. We decided we would go year by year deciding what was best for them each year. After three years in A Christian school, it was time to move to public (due to rising costs and lack of high school electives of any sort) but now that school has closed anyway. I have no idea what I'll do when the twins come home. There is an awesome program I wanted them in but they would have to be here rigth now. You have to be four on Sept 1. You can't do it a year late. Bummer.

You sound very organized and excited about what you are doing and that is the best thing of all.

blessedbygod said...

Tammie,
Your heart blesses me so. And I am so glad to hear you are loving homeschool. I do feel the same way. Just very difficult to see God's eternal outcome in it at times. Thanks for sharing your heart girlfriend...
Blessings