03 January 2011

Back-to-Homeschool: Semester 2

I can't believe it, but our second semester of school is already here. That *long* holiday break that I planned just seemed to fly by!

I am happy to report, however, that we are on schedule with our lesson plans. While we may not have done every single activity or experiment or craft that I wanted to do, we are coming along nicely~thank goodness!

Now though the winter months are here. And I had a huge revelation last year: these are the really tough ones for me. This is our 4th year to homeschool, although only the 3rd to have a true schedule. And these cooped-up winter months are the ones that nearly do me in.

So this year I am determined to make more time for getting out of the house, going for nature walks even if it's cold, making time for a field trip at least once a month and just being patient with everyone's cabin fever~including my own.

Thankfully I have my January lesson plans already done and I don't have to think about February through May just yet. This week is starting off as a busy one. Our homeschool group is having their Science Fair this Thursday and we have two projects to finish. This is the first time for my kiddos to participate in a school fair and I'm excited for them.

And it should make it more exciting for them to get back into the groove of school again (yea!).

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So are your kiddos starting back-to-school this week as well? How is that going?

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