I bought the rest of Samuel’s homeschool books today. We’ll be using My Father’s World as our core curriculum, but we’re supplementing with A Beka for arithmetic and reading/grammar.
In the next week or two, Samuel and I will head to the store to pick out his school supplies. I saw some at Walmart today that he’d like, but figured he’d like to pick them out himself.
He’ll be in first grade this year. It’s hard to imagine this will be our third year homeschooling. He’s been asking if we can go ahead and start school soon, and I’m getting pretty excited myself.
My friend Marla directed me to some new-to-me blogs – Raising Olives and Confessions of a Homeschooler. Through those, I discovered Raising Arrows. All three look to be large families, but the suggestions there for home management and organization look great. I know I for one could use improvement in that area (despite the number of people who think I’m super organized – I still have room to improve!). I haven’t read any of the blogs at length yet, but so far, there’s been a lot of good information there. It’s so nice to read about how others homeschool, when they’ve been doing it for years and years.
Anyway – all that to say I’m getting excited for school to start!