I often have a hard time coming up with material for the blog on Mondays, and today is no exception. I guess it’s kind of my version of end of the weekend blues, trying to get back into the swing of things.
This Monday, today, is the first day of the first full week of school for Skippy and Pinkerbelle. Conversely, it is also the last day of summer for Firstborn, as he starts the homeschool academy tomorrow.
You may be thinking that ‘homeschool academy’ sounds like an oxymoron. It is, in fact, a wonderful concept. The kids attend Dayspring two days a week (Tuesday and Friday for us). The main curriculum and assignments are chosen by the academy and the teachers there, who are also homeschooling mothers. The other three days, the kids are at home and mom is the teacher.
I know that some homeschoolers would balk at this arrangement, but for me and Firstborn, it sounds ideal. Having homeschooled entirely on my own for the first three years of his academic career, I like the idea of having the assignments all planned out for us. I also like the curriculum they use, Sonlight, but it seemed a bit overwhelming for me by myself. I’m easily overwhelmed.
So today is organization day. Um, I still have papers from last school year that I need to go through before the deluge from this year begins at 4:20 this afternoon. Wish me luck.