When you’re a homeschooler the most wonderful time of the year isn’t in December when snow is falling, carols are being sung and children are so excited for
the birth of Baby Jesus presents. The most wonderful time of the year is near the end of the summer when you get to plan for the upcoming school year and do all the organizing and scheduling and buying of new curricula.
Or is that just me?
There’s something that gets my OCD self all excited when I get to sit down with Numbers* and create the next school year’s spreadsheet. It takes hours of planning and sorting and researching and I love every minute of it. The children don’t eat for several days and the house ends up looking like a pig sty, but the money I’m saving on food and cleaning supplies those couple of days is going to go towards new textbooks and workbooks and manuals and other school paraphernalia.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for me right now. I’ve got at least five tabs open on Safari dedicated to finding the best deals on the books I want. Numbers is waiting, at the ready, for me to fill in more cells with pages to read and lessons to complete and tests to take. Sigh. I’m in nerd heaven.
Once I get everything sorted and purchased and organized and scheduled I’ll write another post listing the curricula we’re using and some of the extracurricular things we’re planning for this year. I’ll be teaching two kids, full time, this year. That excites me and scares me all at the same time.
*I used to use OneNote when I was a PC. Now I’m a Mac and the only thing I mourn about the Mac world is that it does not include OneNote. I could download that program that lets you run Windows software on a Mac but I’m worried about the safety of it all. So, if you’re a PC get yourself OneNote and go to town, whether it’s homeschool planning or researching your next big trip. Sigh…