A Day in the Life of a Type B Homeschooler – First Day of School!

(Times are approximate. I’m severely Type B, after all.)

Technically, the first day of school was supposed to be this Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. That was the day my other kids started high school outside the home so it made sense to me.  However, some day in July it made sense to me to make a long doctor’s appointment for my son on Tuesday.  Not sure what I was thinking…but it worked out in the end.  It was even a good visit – we don’t have to go back until December, and his joints are looking good! (Thanks to lots of horrible drugs /insert scowly eye roll here). Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Type B Homeschooler – First Day of School!”

They all rolled over and one fell out…

Well hey hey, look at that I’m actually blogging. 😀

The upcoming start of a new school year has energized me to want to blog again. I finally feel like I have some things worth sharing! So much emotional turmoil over the summer kind of left me tongue tied (I’m sure I’ll talk about it eventually), but the promise of new books and school year fun is always nice to chat about.

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2015-2016 Curriculum

Just like I can’t believe it is August already, I can’t believe we are entering the 2015-2016 school year!   Just yesterday I was a little kid thinking I’d be ancient in the year 2000 (31! Old as the dinosaurs!), and now I really am ancient and it’s 2015. 🙂  I expect George Jetson to fly by any minute.
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What We Are Using This Year: The Rest of Them

Always one to fall into the trap of treating my kids as a group, I’ve pretty much lumped the youngest three together as far as what we are doing for homeschooling this school year.  I’m not usually proud of that “group think,”, but it’s working for us this year! These youngest three are: Julia, 11 and in 6th grade;  Lydia, 9 and in 4th grade; James T., 7 and in 1st.
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What we are using this year: 11th grade

2014-2015 will be my 12th official year of homeschooling.  I didn’t think that was a big deal, until this summer when sitting with other mothers from our Classical Conversations group. They are a younger group for the most part, and there were  some ooohs and aaahs during introductions when I said how long we had been homeschooling. I guess I can consider myself a veteran now!
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