Monday, September 1, 2008

Is it time yet?

Every year I look forward to the first day of school. The ceremonial sharpening of the pencils, the first opening prayer, the first shutting off of the phone...
Seems just last week that we couldn't wait for summer break to commence.
Oh, the human race is never satisfied!
Last night I sat with school books all around me and wrote out our lesson plans for this week. I was having so much fun that I thought of springing a school day on the kids today, but Shawn vetoed that decision. He's such a spoil sport. Or maybe just a cool dad. Whatever.
Last year both of the kids had review for several chapters before hitting anything new. This year, notsomuch. They hit it hard and fast. Caleb starts the first chapter of math learning multiplication. I had heard from several sources that odd year grades are harder. The second and fourth grades are mostly review. So this year I get the hardest, third and fifth. Yay me.
So why can't we start today?


Kelli said...

I hope you have a blast this year!!

Joanna said...

Here's to all of us brave enough to take on this thing called homeschool!

The Boyds Family said...

I don't know how you guys do it, but I think it's great!! I have a hard enough time with my after-school, sixth grade, homework. I think I would go crazy if I had to do it ALL DAY!!