In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ready for our new school year!

We always get excited this time of year!  There is nothing like getting new folders, pencils, notebooks, etc. and of course the new school books!  I love to watch the excitement as my kids get all their new things for a new school year and I love their eagerness to get started once everything is organized.

Our classroom changes a lot, but I always try and make it a bright and inviting place to be, afterall, we do spend most of our time in there!  All of my friends are always envious of our classroom and often call on me to help them organzie their stuff for them.  I always try and make the most of our space.  My family thrives on routine and structure and while we do some work away from our desks, it works best for us to have a structured "classroom" environment.  Unfortunatly, we seem to move a lot and we've always been lucky enough to have the space to have a classroom, but currently, we've had to give up our dining room in order to have our classroom but no one seems to mind eating meals in the family room in front of the tv.

This year, Macaw officially starts Kindergarten.  She is actually less than excited, as she knows that it's time for some serious work around here!  I hoped to find a loophole to get Emu "officially" registered for K, but he just doesn't make the birthday cut.  He will still work with Macaw in her K lessons and he will just start on an advanced level next year.  So, we will have an 8th grader, 6th grader, 3rd grader, 2 K'ers and 1 preschooler this year.  It's gonna be a busy year, so it's time for us to get started!

See pics of our classroom here

We are looking forward to a great year :)

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