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Somehow summertime seems to be even more chaotic than the regular school year. Well, I guess when you have to move stuff from 2 places in addition to all the wheeling and dealing to rent one place out and find a new place to rent…. You can get the picture.
The boys and hubby are off to visit his family in Western NY this weekend. It will be my first time without D since he was born. I think most of the time they are gone will have me packing and finalizing our arrangements for when things get move from each place. At least I’ll have some peace and quiet for the packing and no boys trying to keep me from my task. And, keeping the townhouse clean should be easier with most of the toys and books sealed up!
This time of year also has me planning out the next school year. I am so thankful that I am using Catholic Heritage Curricula as my spine. P will be doing 6th grade, R will be doing 3rd grade, and D will be doing K (even if our state considers him too young for it!) There are still a few consumable books that I need to order from them, but at least the basics are already here. R is begging to start on the Math U See Gamma book *now* rather than waiting until late August or early September. As eager as he is, I think we’ll be waiting to start anything new. Even my best laid plans to use Hands of a Child’s Pirate Project Pack (for R and P) and Ahoy, Matey! (for D) are being set aside for now.
On the upside, I did get the unit study of Nim’s Island done a few days before the July 1st deadline for the Homeschool Share Blast contest. No word on if the contest drawings have occurred. My fingers are crossed, but even if I don’t win one of the packages I had a great learning experience. After all the work it took to pull it together, I have an even greater appreciation of the men and women who do that work as a living.