It is quiet. The neighborhood kids have gone back to school. The boys are at grandmas today. We are starting to start our school year. I dont like to jump in all at once. (Funny, Im that way with the swimming pool too) A few years ago we started this graduated process of starting school and it is much gentler on all our lives. Here is how it looks this year:
All summer: reading and math
this week: reading, math, composer study
next week: reading, math, CC memory work, US notebooks, read alouds, IEW
after labor day: all of it!
It helps us tweak the schedule before the onslaught of sports and tutoring sessions dominate. It works for us. For now, at least. :)