The children have a little competition going on, who can finish the most books first. I think Erin is in the lead at the moment.
It's that time of year that sees interest in things academic waning and interest in the outdoors reigning supreme. Or it will when it stops raining. Even most of the homeschool mamas I know are longing to toss the books aside and be done with the whole business.
While that is true of me as well I am also deeply involved in planning for next year. It seems to be a characteristic of homeschool mamas that we love to plan.
So I've ordered lesson planners from Catholic Heritage for my record keeping. I've ordered and received my Mom's Planner (how did Michele know to pick my very best favorite image of the Blessed Mother for the cover?? Could I have been nagging encouraging her to use it for years? Could she have done it to shut me up? You be the judge.)and I am so thrilled with it. I went back to the spiral bound type, it just worked better for me. I also ordered and received the Student Planners for Katie and Erin. They loved and used them faithfully and this mama is thrilled that they are taking some responsibility for their own schedules.
I've been trolling Cathswap looking for books and have had some success. One of the advantages of having been at this a while is that I really don't have to buy too much.
I ordered Sue Patrick's Workbox System e-book and I will be doing this with the young ones. It looks like a great way for me to keep them and myself on track and it's gotten some rave reviews from some wonderful mamas whose opinion I value.
So that's where I am at, happily planning, winding down the school year and dangling a trip to visit Nana and Papa in front of the slackers who need some incentive.
What's your plan for next year? Have you started yet? I'd love to hear.