Well, more times than I can say, I have resolved to update my blogs more often. You want to know the result? There are at least ten half-written posts sitting in the draft folders. It’s beginning to feel a bit ridiculous. Therefore, I am d.e.t.e.r.m.i.n.e.d that this post is getting finished and posted. Only one picture? Only 3 sentences? That’s fine...just post something, self. Okay, so I’ve already exceeded that, and now I’m on the clock. How long until baby cries, the phone rings, or I look at the clock and realize I NEED to start supper NOW? Here’s to fingers flying–
SO…the big event here this week is the beginning of our school season 2012-2013. Earlier I had a little bit of time getting enthused about homeschooling. I was preparing but mainly ’cause I needed to. Well, then I started reading First Days of School and did I ever get pumped. It gave me that feeling of being a teacher and thinking through classroom designs and planning out lessons. Best of all, it helped me to set goals and dream about what I want to accomplish and how I can inspire greatness. Then…one night I cleaned up the office and unpacked the last few boxes that had been sitting around since we moved in November. The space emptied by boxes leaving inspired me to move the boys’ little table and stools from their room to the office and a classroom was born.
That night I covered peanut can and turning it into a personalized pencil holder and taped up a few flash cards to the wall. It was just two little projects, but they each made gave me that excited feeling of making something pretty with not much. Funny as it may sound, it was also those two little things that started getting me really in the mood to start school. Now that I think of it, maybe partially because we made a little space that is all school.
The first day went super well. It was fun getting into my teacher mode…going over procedures, talking up excitement for the 100’s chart, and teaching little people how to be quiet. The boys loved the classes.
Whether you’re sending your children out to the bus or digging out books as well–Happy school year, everyone!
Should I even say this? I will…
My idea is to post more about our classroom about school and create a page with all the homeschool posts. I am aiming to get the next post up by tomorrow. I’ve said that before and never followed through. We’ll have to wait and see if it goes the way of the ten other waiting to be finished drafts (or the 67 not even started posts in my head) or if it will actually appear here.