We will be starting homeschool next week (after labor day) and I am feeling a mixture of emotions about it: excitement for new books, curriculum, information- and dread about whether it will be a good year or not and whether I can deal with my kids and their sudden bickering. I know that sibling fighting is normal but I'm not enjoying or liking it at all. So, my approach this year will be more prayerful planning and more alone time for my kids so when they are together it is more of a treat. This weekend I got some things ready for fall and school. I froze tomatoes for the first time (it's supposed to taste fresher than canned) and planned the schedule for the school year. I have decided that my focus this year as far as school goes will be a stronger focus on studying the scriptures with the kids (instead of just reading) and more memorization of everything: poems, history facts, Latin, science stuff, spelling, grammar rules and math facts. I'm excited to have Jayda be more a part of our schooling this year and think it's going to be great, I'm excited to teach her cursive and reading! We take Fridays off so this year we will plan more field-trips and outings and have a ton of fun. I think and hope that we have the recipe for a great year- good luck to me!
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