Today we begin easing into our new daily school routine. The kids have been sleeping until about 9:00 most of the summer. Today and tomorrow they get up at 8, then Wednesday through Friday at 7. Starting next week we will begin our days at 6:30 so that we can fit everything in without working on schoolwork late in the day!
I have almost everything we need, although finding the best way to organize it all is not coming as easily to me as it has in past years. And I was going through our supplies last night, I discovered that I haven't bought any regular pencils yet! Ridiculous! Other than that, we are good on supplies (I think!), although I am watching for good crayon sales because I always like to stock up on those this time of year. I do still need to get a couple of books for Hunter, but as usual, we are going to start the year off with some review, so we will be set for the first week or so.
I do wish I could find a couple of desks, but I have little hope of that. I may try to check one or two little antique places around here, but I'm not getting my hopes up. If I could find them, it would make life quite a bit easier. However, I do have a small desk that is currently in Ryan's room; he has never used it, and if these first few weeks of school go by and he still doesn't use it, I'll be re-commandeering it for more practical purposes than collecting odds and ends!
With the start of the new school year, the kids are going to start some classes at the YMCA. Hunter doesn't know it yet, but he is going to take a rock climbing class on Monday nights. I'm still looking into options for the girls; I was hoping to get them into swim, but the fall schedule isn't out yet and I'd really like to find classes that meet at the same times.
Well, I guess that's it for now. I have a TON of things to get done this week, and I have my doubts that getting them all accomplished is even realistic. (That won't stop me from trying though!)
I hope as you prepare for the new school year - whether you are a parent, a teacher, a student, a homeschooler, or any combination - that things go smoothly and you enjoy a great start to a new year!