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.

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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).

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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How do you get ready for school to start?

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Amie

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.