We are going swimming today naturally. Of course that's what you do when school starts on Monday and you aren't ready.
Also it's sewing lesson day.
So yeah, my day is pretty well shot as far as productivity goes.
On the other hand, I will be visiting with 2 good homeschool mama friends. Surely we can hash out some details of the upcoming year while the kids play. While the 9 collective children play. Surely.
I will tell you one thing of importance. I just could. not. get. going on the school planning and THEN my free copy of Home Educating Magazine arrived in the mail. I won a subscription last year.
There was an article on "Sabbath School." The author told about the pattern of 6 days of work/ 1 day of rest being a wise pattern the Lord set up for us. She took it a step further and schools 6 weeks and then takes 1 week off. Sounded very wise to me. Avoids burn-out. Spreads the year over 12 months instead of cramming it into 9.
So I did that. I got a calendar from here. I counted and figured and there might have been a bit of smoke coming out of my ears at one point but the bottom line is:
We have 36 weeks of instruction broken into 6 week segments. We have a month off at Christmas. We have 6 weeks for summer break.
I think I like it. We'll see how it goes.
But first I must swim.