Don't worry, I'm working on it. Sometimes it just has to get more chaotic before it gets organized, and this is the more chaotic stage. These pictures are actually the sign of great progress. ; )
So here's the run-down of our week:
Anna started away-school on Monday (8th grade!), and Ryne and Grace started our new homeschool year. I took the kids to IHOP for a welcome-back-to-school dinner Monday night (Marc was out of town).
Grammar, spelling, phonics, math, math drill, map skills, oral reading, Sunday School lesson, ballet (1 night), swim (2 nights).
Spelling, grammar, math, math drill, oral reading, swim (2 nights).
Daily reading from The Child's Story Bible (Vos), Latin, reviewed geography vocabulary from last year, and finished the Brahms composer study from last spring.
I'm embarrassed to say we didn't do ANY school work over the summer. So I was worried how much they would retain after a long break. Thankfully, I saw very little regression! In fact, math went quite smoothly. It is becoming clear that Ryne is starting to struggle with grammar though. We'll keep plugging away for now, but it's looking more like we will have to change programs. He did so well with First Language Lessons, and they are adding the first book in the middle school series this January, so we'll see.
For those of you who have started the school year -- Happy Homeschooling! If you're still squeezing out the last drops of summer - Enjoy! And for those of you on the east coast -- I'm praying for you!