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Old 09-03-2010, 07:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Today I had the kids come with me and "help" me reorganize the schoolroom and hang out and play in there with me while I looked through all my stuff and got things ready to go for real on Monday. We needed some transition time in getting used to being in there, as it is a basement room that we don't use a whole lot outside of school. We are pretty relaxed homeschoolers, but we have a fantastic school space, so we try to get down there 3-4 mornings per week and I have a few things I work on with them.

Anyway--it was so fun in there today--so much excitement and promise of the year that I wish I could bottle this energy and goodwill and draw off of it in January or February. Heck--maybe even by the end of next week! It reminds me of buying my books for my college classes; I tent to idealize the semester and get all giggly and girly about what fun we'll have.

I hope all of you who are starting up school right now are having a similarly giggly time with your littles!

Stacy-- Wife to my DH, mom to three: noodle girl:, Lego boy , little guy :
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:04 PM
 
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We started off the same way! Our "classroom" is in the finished basement and we didn't use it much all summer other than to dump all the new stuff I found at yard sales and booksales.

I spent a few days organizing, and DD sat on the floor and played with everything. I think it made it easier to get started with a little more seatwork and stuctured activities.

Today we spent 4 hours in "class". I had the same thought about the winter months! I hope someone will remind me then how excited we were now!
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