Friday, August 27, 2010

It's funny how time flies...

Seriously...didn't I JUST put away the Christmas decorations??!  How is it about to be September already?  I hate blinking.  You blink and you lose 6 months of your life. ;)

So the fall season is about to be upon us and so begins one of our busiest times of the year.  Scouts for both of the boys is in full swing, Dragon*Con is next weekend and we leave for a week in Connecticut on 9/13.  When we return from CT, we will have back-to-back weekends of camping with the Scouts.  On top of that, I signed them up for soccer today.  This will be Braeden's 4th season and Bailey's 13th season.  No, that's not a typo, lol...he's played twice a year since he was 5!  Soccer will take up our evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as our Saturday mornings for the next 8 weeks or so.  In the midst of that, we need to make our way to our Scout meetings AND try to fit in some learnin' around here.

Wow, reading all of that really puts the chaos in perspective. Sheesh...

Even though we officially do school year round, September 7 will be our first day in our new grades.  I have been checking out our homeschool lesson plans for the upcoming year, to get an idea of what this year will look like for both of them. The boys will have a few days to get acquainted with the new grades, then we will be off to CT for a week.  Fortunately for us, we use a paperless curriculum that travels with us.  They have even been certified as a "green" program, for those who are environmentally conscious. :)

Time4Learning is completely online and not limited to one computer that it's been downloaded to or anything.  This means that not only can the boys access their lessons from pretty much ANY computer with an internet connection, but I can get into their reports to see their progress/grades and such as well!

Homeschooling can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be.  Thankfully we use a program that doesn't add to our chaotic life!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

It is really funny that I listed this to you a month ago.... I know I stress a bit about the fall schedule and I know I sent you into a tizzy a month ago by listing it... but seeing your list on there really makes me nuts!!! Can't wait for everything this fall!! But we must find time to scrap!!! Thank god for T4L!