After our somewhat failed attempt to get the new semester going last week, we came back this week with a vengeance. The boys are right back at their work, we’ve found our routine and have managed to start waking up earlier in the day. I had to cut back a bit on work to accomplish this, and we have yet to sort through the rest of the toys, but at least academically, we have started making progress, which is just what we needed right now.
My goal is to finish as much of this year’s work as possible before the baby comes, and at least all the work that we all do together, like history, Latin, logic, and art. If the boys still have some math, grammar or spelling lessons left, that’s fine, since they can do those independently, and Prof. Husband can keep teaching them science – in fact, this is something that the male members of this family often engage in when mama needs a little time for herself, so we might even expect an increase in science lessons and experiments once the baby is born - but I want to make sure that most of our subjects are out of the way, so that we can relax a bit and enjoy our newborn once he’s here.
Of course we never stop homeschooling completely – not even during breaks - since reading and discussing literature is a big part of our curriculum, and we do that 365 days/year. Especially since we’ll spend this summer in the US, with access to a library (Hurray!!), reading is going to completely take over our lives for a while.
In the meantime, it’s crunch time!