Monday, August 24, 2009

Getting ready....

...for school to officially start, that is!

I've been using the remaining few weeks of Summer to tidy up, organize, clean, etc. as much as I can with an almost 7 month old in the house and I'm pleased w/the progress so far. I don't have all the books on the bookshelf yet and we have another bookshelf like the one in the picture that will go at the other end of the tables probably, but we're getting there in the "more organized" realm of things....

Here is the main work area. All nice and neat. I will be laying down the law, so to speak, on how this area must be put back in order every day when our work there is done...this area became the "Craft Emporium" the past few months and I can't stand it when it's a big mess (especially since it's one of the first things you see when you enter the house - it is straight down the hallway right beside/down from the front door, no less!).

Anyway, we will begin this coming Monday. We will start all subjects except for Tapestry (history, literature, geography, art, etc.) and will then add Tapestry into the mix the following week (Labor Day week). I'll try to update later to share how our first week or two are going.

Here's the whole crew patiently moving around from one pose to another as I tried out different ways of arranging 5 children for a nice portrait - coming soon!

Here are a few quick pics from lunch today - (Miss A was finishing up practicing piano and missed out on the picture taking this time).

Remember those yummy Bugles? I happened to spot them at the grocery store last night and couldn't much so that I popped open the bag when I was putting up groceries and had a few for myself (shhhh!). ;)


W. Latane Barton said...

Sounds like a busy but great time as the youngsters learn about all kinds of things.

Courtney said...

Looks like fun! Cecily said the other day that she wants to quit karate and start schook cause school is everyday. I don't think she know what she is asking for. :) For now we are content to just be playing kids and a reading relaxing mom but you make school look like fun! Maybe one day it will be this way for us but for now we will just be unschooled. Shhh don't tell. ;)