Tuesday, August 16

We're gearing up here for our *official* start to lessons. I chuckle writing this and even planning this because we never stop learning, just because it is summer, and math books still get pulled out and lessons sorted through, even in between summer swim lessons and garage sale-ing. But new books to read together, the smell of newly sharpened pencils, fresh glue sticks, and crisp new notebooks for journaling -we all love these things.

I spent last evening printing and laminating our new chore chart, which I'll share here just as soon as I finish with it. If you haven't discovered Pinterest yet, I highly recommend it. I have found such wonderful ideas for fun lessons, organization tips, photos of how to arrange my mass of hair, quick recipes and such on it. Best of all, you can share your finds and photos with friends and see theirs.

We haven't any plans for moving yet, still praying for a buyer for our cabin, but the sorting and donating and tossing continues. I AM enjoying this *less* of things. How about you - any end of summer activities and planning going on your way?

7 comments:

Mae said...

Can not wait to see your chore chart. Always looking for ideas to make ours better. :) Mae

Homeschool on the Croft said...

We're at the 'scheduling' stage too :) We sat down this morning but realise there are simply some things we're going to have to prune.
So much out there; so little time!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I haven't spent any time on pinterest but I have signed up!

We started on the 1st, but like you we are always learning...

Deanna

Kimberly said...

We've been doing school somewhat for most of the summer, but I had fun planning September's lessons. As a former teacher, it just seems right. They'll be no new school supplies this year, but we'll make do and get creative. I miss that part. :)
We're new to our little farm and wish you all the best. I love Pinterest, too, but have to set a timer if I'm doing more than just pinning as I work. It's easy to get lost in the beauty of it all.

Bonnie said...

We have our county fair next week,(which is more or less our "family vacation") and after that school. All the school books are still sitting in their shrink wrap and boxes. That probably tells you how much I'm looking forward to giving up our "lazy" summer days!
LOVE pinterest. Love it.

Anonymous said...

lavelI am looking forward to your post on chore charts! I would love to read about how you involve your children in the household chores and what you've learned!!

MaggieJoy said...

With baby #1 due in early Nov and me winding down my work hours to get things ready (yay), we've been busy making room decor (with ideas from Pinterest of course!), scouring craigslist for used baby furniture, and reading up on homeschooling! BTW: Thank you for sharing all your homeschooling resources and ideas!
:) -Mags