The School Bell Rings


Today, school starts again.  Oh it is difficult to get back into the swing of things, but we will do it.  We have had such a wonderful and relaxing December, that trying to get back into a routine is causing a little stress.  We had school in December, but it was a laid back version.  We would get up and do the three main subjects:  reading, writing and arithmetic.  But today, we jumped right into the deep end.  Sometimes that is just what you have to do with home school, especially with our family.  I find if we try to ease our way back into it, then we tend to stay in the easing for longer than we need.  Our schedule is as follows:  8-9 chores and music practice.  9-1130 we have group time when we do German, states and their capitols, multiplication and then I do science and history with Middle and Little Bits.  For the rest of the day, it is independent learning in other subjects.  Our classes are on the computer, so I spend the time signing them in and out and grading their work.  Whatever is not done by 3pm is homework.  Then we are off to all of the afternoon and evening activities.  The next couple of months will include basketball four days a week, karate one day, and their music lessons one day a week.  Needless to say, bedtime looks pretty good when the day is done.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day and enjoying your return to a schedule.



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