2015-2016 school year is starting early this year. Two years ago we started mid-July so we could take off for the return of SoldierBoy from deployment as well as our next move. This year, no deployment, but we are again moving in the fall. I didn’t want to spend our last summer here doing full days of school, however. So I decided to start us back even earlier…but at a relaxed pace. I want to make sure we have plenty of time for bike rides, trips to the park, lazy afternoons & family time.
I hope to do one full day of school each week as well as a couple half-days. I am also planning some fun things, like a big unit study revolving around Walt Disney World. When we move to Georgia this fall, we are going to take a trip to WDW before SoldierBoy starts school. I am pretty excited about this unit (and the trip!!). I’ll share about the unit as we do it.
Starting at a relaxed pace will also help me to gain my footing as I am adding a Kindergartner to the mix this year! When we began homeschooling, I was newly pregnant with this little one. Its hard to believe we’ve been HSing this long…and that he is this old.
We have been off school for a month but it feels much less. Its been a good break but, as I’m sure many can relate, I feel like I got much less done than I wanted. I think I’m ready to get us started, though. I better be…we’ll be starting in less than 11 hours!