So, yes… another homeschooling year has begun. We’ve already had the usual variety of commitments — planned and unplanned, absences and extra-curricular activities: some sick, some tardy, some cutting class (uh, that would be two of the teachers :-O ), etc., etc.
- Three days into the new school year: We’ve already had to revise our expectations — both raising and lowering them regarding courses of study and assignments for different students. We’ve had to do this many times through 22 years of homeschooling. We seem to forget this every year!
- Three days into the new school year: We’ve discovered we have too many of some and too few of other materials we need for each days’ work for each student. Again… this is a repeat of the previous 22 years. Someday we will “get it!”
- Three days into the new school year: The teachers have forgotten, missed, or been late to the kitchen table class. Ditto, the students.
- Three days into the new school year: For what can be accomplished in any given amount of time, we’ve had to revise our expectations. Up and down.
- Three days into the new school year: We’re saying: we are off to a great start! This is going to be a wonderful school year: we can just tell!!