Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I have a ... licensed (kinda) driver!!!
A little afternoon bowling to celebrate passing his permit tests. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gearing up for the 2014/2015 school year...

Dude. I'm getting ready for 5th and 10th grades!

Whaaaaaaaaa? I have no idea when all this happened.


It's really hard to believe that we've been at this homeschooling thing this long. When we pulled Bailey out of public school in the beginning of 1st grade, our initial plan was just to homeschool him for the remainder of that year, putting him back for 2nd grade. Nine years later, and here we are.

As far as curriculum planning goes, I have it easy. I know that both of the boys will be continuing with Time4Learning as their core. It was Braeden's Pre-K and kindergarten online curriculum, and he's still using it, and Bailey has been using it since his 2nd grade year. That means that there is a lot of comfort and familiarity there, for both them and for myself.

We will supplement things as we go along. Science experiments, art projects, field trips, etc. And we always allow for several interest led learning days (or weeks, lol). But that's my plan. Sweet, yeah?

By the way, I'm linking up with iHomeschoolNetwork's 6th annual Not-Back-to-School blog hop this week. Click on the button below for more blog posts and ideas. :)

In other news, we had some birthdays this week! Bailey turned 15 on 8/11 and Braeden turned 10 on 8/13. My babies are growing up SO fast.

I know it's supposed to happen that way, lol, and I'm glad...but double digits and *gulp* DRIVING????

Is it wine-thirty, yet? :/

They are having a little get together this weekend with a few friends, and I will post some pictures after that is all said and done. Hope you all have a great weekend!

To close, I'm just gonna leave this here. In honor of Robin Williams, my sister-in-law Karen, and everyone else who has lost their battle with depression.