The school area
- Honor and I finished staining the dark wood paneling in our school area. It's a medium/light blue now, which brightens up the room considerably! I'm still going to fatigue it to soften the BLUE effect.
- The sturdy lab/work table MhoncaiDad built is also stained and back in the house.
- The curriculum shelf that's been in that spot since we brought it home went to the other wall. Just because.
- The small desk that's always in the way where it was went where the little bookshelf was.
- There is a mound of books on that new table that were pulled from the curriculum shelf. They need filed into completed work in the utility closet, stuffed back in the school closet somehow, or rehomed.
- New books for this year are filling the shelves.
- I am super behind on lesson planning this year!
- Homeschooling at the Helm by Karen Parkes really set me in the right place to begin lesson planning. We had a very busy summer, but really I was avoiding it this year. Highly recommend!
- Teaching From Rest is fabulous encouragement as well. Both are a breath of fresh air!
- I also read Give Them Grace this summer. I'm still brewing that one around. This one is about basic parenting and not homeschooling. Highly recommend as well.
- The Liturgical Classroom and Virtue Formation keeps getting played and mulled over.
- The Schole series from Chris Perrin is really reaching me right now too.
|Valor finished his first numbers book.|
- The teens just got back from a delightful two week romp on the western slope of Colorado. They stayed on a ranch with old family friends.
- The little ones are having to readjust. A house with just little kids just has a different flavor.
- The younger ones all did literature, math on the computer, practiced geography on Sheppard Software, and Honor and Grace worked on Uzinggo's middle school science. That's it. When that load and a house chore were completed they played, and played, and played.
- They're all pretty much in summer mode, and enjoying it that way.