What I did this year to get ready for school

This is probably a boring post for those that don’t homeschool, but it’s why we haven’t gotten as much done lately on the blog, so according to our tag line: here’s what I’ve been doing all day 🙂

Of course, I went shopping and got some new school supplies and picked up a few books we needed. But beyond that, I (with the help of my muscled husband) rearranged furniture in our school room. We brought the display cabinet of breakable things down to the dining room, got rid of a few plants (one more than I wanted since Micah pulled it down today, he’s getting bigger than I think). The reorg made room for Micah’s new bouncer that will hopefully help keep him occupied when I need to teach a lesson.


I reordered our main bookcase to organize books by grade/age level. I still need to label them (and find a way to keep them on the bookcase instead of on the floor) but we’re making progress (not perfection as you’ll notice in the picture).


I changed our menu to rotate breakfast (the same each week except Saturday which is fun breakfast day) and lunches (on a two week rotation). That way I just need to figure out suppers and keep the rest of the stuff in stock. It has helped immensely knowing what’s for lunch and breakfast each day. It’s a big time saver for the girls, too.


Along with that, I redid my homemaking binder to make it more functional and add some school stuff to it.


We cleaned or our desks, baskets, and bins to update the school books. Finally, I created an assignment sheet (lesson tracker for me) book for each of the girls of our desk work sheets that I created last year and had it spiral bound.


Now, we’re just busy learning, and enjoying our start of our new Classical Conversations community and curriculum. Oh, and reading in pillow forts which is really what homeschool is all about.


How do you get ready for school to start?

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About Amie

Hi! I'm Amie. Bryan's wife. Joyful mother to three. Homeschool teacher. Seamstress. Kitchen experimenter. Trying to figure out this thing of being a disciple of Christ.
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  • Ricky Anderson

    I have huge issues with homeschooling, and could never do it:

    1. I’m very disorganized. Everything you just posted looked like it took organization.
    2. I can’t focus that long on kiddo stuff. Unless I could blow through a day in 30 minutes, no go.
    3. I hated every minute of school. No way am I doing it again voluntarily.

    You guys impress me.

  • http://www.logan.cc/blog/ Bryan

    It’s all Amie. I would fail badly.

  • http://www.logan.cc/blog Amie

    I love organizing, kids, and learning. It’s a good fit for me. I don’t know your job, but I know I would hate my day at Bryan’s. Meetings, work on computer, meetings. I hate meetings, and computers hate me though we generally agree to work together for the good of the children.