This year things seemed a little crazy getting ready for school to start. We were stuck in Canada for a few extra weeks because of car trouble, once I came home it was a rush to get everything ready for the beginning of August. I had somethings prepared but not as much as I would have liked. I typically like to have everything ready for several months ahead. It makes things run more smoothly for me and then I’m not spending all weekend planning for the upcoming week. I like to try and be as organized as possible in this regard so that I have more time to get things done around the house and for family time on the weekends. This was our first real year homeschooling so we had to file a Declaration of Intent to Homeschool with the Georgia Department of Education. I filed it online and stated our first official day of Homeschool would be the 7th of September. In the middle of trying to rush to get all my work sheets ready to start my husband sold my printer to buy a better one. I was then stuck with only a few days of work sheets while waiting for the new printer to arrive. So basically we started school for a week only to be left with no worksheets for the following week and were forced to take a break. I spent the week off getting worksheets scanned and ready for the next few months. We currently use the full Abeka curriculum. Homeschool curriculum’s can be very expensive but there are plenty of places where you can buy used curriculum books. In order to save money I like to scan all of the worksheets out of the workbooks so that I will eventually be able to sell the books again once we are done with them. So I spent a few days scanning worksheets with my portable scanner and had everything ready for the first 3 to 4 months of school.
We’ve been back to school now for about a month and things are going smoothly. I have everything printed off and in file folders organized by subject for both boys. The first few months of school are mostly recapping things from last year before we start on the new curriculum for this year. Jellybean is 6 years old and should be starting First Grade this year. Last year we did a First Grade curriculum and he did amazing, but before starting Second Grade this year I thought we should spend some time recapping. So far things have been going great and the Homeschool room is much more organized. I have a few more additions to make to the school room in the next couple weeks. Once I have everything completed I plan to do a Homeschool room tour so stay tuned for that. I also plan to go more in depth about why we choose to Homeschool so stay tuned for that as well.