Monday, August 30, 2010

New Baby. New School Year

Mr. P and the newest little P.

We will officially start school this Tuesday. Today we are cleaning house and getting organized for tomorrow. I'm rereading sections of The Well Trained Mind and using bits of it to add to our eclectic Charlotte Mason type approach. I was able to get one kid's lesson plans done for the first 6 weeks and have the 1st and 7th grader still to finish up today. Wish me luck on that...I'm always bad about leaving the hardest jobs for the last. In addition to school, we are happy to announce the newest member of our family. Colton was born August 11 and weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds and 9 ounces. So far he has been the best baby. He doesn't seem to be bothered in the least by the noise and activity in our busy household. The older children just adore him.

Wednesday we begin Classical Conversations and I hope to have a picture and post to tell about it.

Mrs. P

Saturday, August 7, 2010

2010-2011 School Year

I'm working on lesson planning while waiting on this baby to be born. My due date is today and he doesn't seem at all eager to be born, so rather than sit and wait I'm trying to be productive. I'm not exactly sure which day we will start school. It will depend a lot on when the baby arrives and how quickly we all settle into a routine.

This year, I will be doing something a little different in our home school. I have enrolled the children in Classical Conversations and it will begin on September 1. I'm looking forward to this and have at least 2 kids that I think will just love it. The younger two just love memorizing and this seems to be well suited to them. I'm crossing my fingers for the oldest. Memory work isn't her strong suit, but I'm hoping that she will love it just the same.

I updated the sidebar of things we will learn to reflect the upcoming year. I don't have everything listed as I have not ordered some things yet. After I order logic and Latin and a few other books, I'll be sure and add them to the list. Currently this list is just the things we will cover the first 6 weeks of school. So my lofty goal is to update that list every 6 weeks. We will see how that goes.