Well, we Elliotts start our new school year this next week, and while the kids are a little sad to see the freedom of summer end, I’m pretty excited about this year. (I always did like school… so I guess nothing’s changed.)
We’re starting a little early this year because “New Baby” is due to arrive in December, and I’ll be looking forward to an extended break from school. We also take a break in the fall for the Feast of Tabernacles and another in the spring for Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. With all those breaks, I guess we better get our work done now! 🙂
We’re going to start on Tuesday, so on Monday evening, we’re planning a simple BBQ with some friends and neighbors. The kids are inviting the friends they play with, and we adults are making sure their parents are coming, too.
Each year, I post all our curriculum choices at my website, Anne’s School Place, and this year is no exception. Click on over there to take a peek, then come back here to tell me what you think!
Honestly, it’s really no fun to plan a school year all by myself. The Internet is such a treasure, because now I have all of you to chat with.
I know you understand how much work goes into the planning and choices, and I know you understand the excitement of seeing the UPS driver pull up in front of the house with more school books.
I also know you understand the nervousness of a new year, that maybe things won’t go as planned.
Other non-homeschooling friends might think I’m a little crazy when I talk about all this lesson planning, but I know you understand!
Feel free to post a link to your blog, too, so we can see your plans for this year!