We’re creeping upon our fourth year of homeschooling this fall. My mind is flooded with thoughts about the upcoming year, making decisions on curriculum purchases, and having a peace about the activities and groups we get involved in (or not).
This year is the first year that I am feeling fantastic about the road we’re on. We’ve pretty much figured out what works and what doesn’t, I know what the boys need, and I’ve learned that you don’t need to do everything available to you to have a successful year.
I’m trying to stay focused. But it’s hard.
This is that time of year when my inbox in overflowing with upcoming co-op opportunities, calendars of events for the school year, classes, online learning opportunities, and everything you could possible think of to keep me overwhelmed and far from the peace I need to start the year off right.
I’ve begun planning and mapping out our year.
I’ve tossed the idea of a co-op around, but I just don’t think that fits into my vision this year. There are other social activities and events I plan to get involved in, but I just don’t want the commitment of a co-op. Not right now.
This is one of those times I just need to take a step back, sit down and make a clear list of what I want for the boys, and pray!
I need to seek God and His plan. I just can’t think of a better way to prepare.
Meanwhile, I will be unpacking all of the boxes of books and supplies that are beginning to find their way to my doorstep.
Regardless of what the year will look like, I’m certain we need books. At least I’ve got that part down…