Yes, in our house right now, twinkle, twinkle little star is all the rage.
Still... to hear here say that many words at one time makes it totally, totally worth it.
We used the book selections and ideas in the Well Trained Mind for Kindergarten and we're continuing on to use it for first grade. And I'm probably just slightly more excited than Sadie (who is asking almost daily why we haven't started school yet, after all, her sister has school 6 days a week), because I've gone through the books and I can't wait to start the history unit studies and projects that are laid out (we'll be trying to mummify a chicken in the first month!).
I've been busily making a little schedule to figure out how we're going to fit everything into our day and I'm just about ready. I think we're going to start up the week after Holy Week! The start of the Easter season seems like a good time to start fresh and throw ourselves into a new school year!
I'm not sure how those weeks off will actually work, since in reality, weeks off (like what we're in right now) still turn into "Why aren't we doing school? Didn't you get it ready for me? Can we start school tomorrow?" Maybe if I sell it as "oh look, fun field trips!" it will help.
And part of me wonders if we'll actually end up taking any extra time off (beyond hospital time) when the baby arrives, because last time, when Patch arrived he was just sort of thrown into the mix. I was on my own by the time he was four days old, Paul was at school with finals approaching for the term and so he was pretty much in his moby wrap during the day for the first few months, and life just sort of went on as it had before.
And since Kitty has figured out a way to get into the kitchen cabinets (aka the mouse super highway) things have really gotten quiet around here.
So we don't have this:
And hopefully so no one ever tries to squeeze down a heating vent again either...
|Following Patch around the yard!|
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