Two Weeks In

I still have a few things I haven’t prepped or planned for, but the first two weeks of school have been an unqualified success! Smoothest start ever, I think. Why? Kind of loose a schedule. I’m not planning to do this or that on this particular day. I have it set up so the little children (Rosie, Penny and Tommy, ages 12, 9, and 7) are doing most of the lessons together. We’re doing Apologia’s elementary physics course, Tan’s Ancient Civilizations, US geography, and bible and saint stories together. I have them write something according to their skill level about one of our readings a couple of times a week.

On their own, they work on math, reading, Latin, and/or history. We’re not bogged down in anything. If math is taking too long, we’ll finish it later.

And we are still having time for art. šŸ™‚

Evie is the trickiest one. I put some items in her drawers early in the week, but she didn’t revisit them after the second day, knowing they were the same. Next week, I’ll have a better plan for her. We’re using the hashtag #busyschool over on instagram. šŸ™‚ I’m going to break out the laminator over the weekend and see if I can’t get a better plan in place for her.

I also want to start poetry and music appreciation next week. I need a good “home” week to get us good and settled.