School starts for us next Monday. I'm always excited to start the new school year and all the wonderful things my children (and I) will learn. This year we are concentrating on reading well and enjoying it, writing well and improving math skills. Below is our schedule:
Bible 15 mins.
Character Training (Doorposts) 15 mins.
Cursive Writing 15 mins.
Reading and Comprehensive Guides 45 mins.
Latin 30 mins.
Math 30 mins.
History (Ancient Greeks and Holidays) 30 mins. 2 times/week
Music (Classical Composers) 30 mins. 2 times/week
We'll have some art lessons and journal time later in the year as well as monthly field trips as a family. Between that full school schedule and after-school classes and activities (Cub Scouts, dance class, park days, sports, etc.) I sometimes wonder if we're making our days too busy. One of the many reasons Jim and I chose to homeschool is to simplify our lives and to learn, love and serve as a family. I want to make sure that the busy-ness does not take away from our family time and God's calling on our lives. Those opportunities to serve both within and outside the family are so very important. We will make changes in order to allow for those opportunities. Can't wait to see what the new school year brings for all of us!