Our final week of summer break. I’m left scratching my head and squinting my right eye, trying to figure out where all the days went.
This week I’m making a semi-mad dash to get our school room ready. Or as some might be prone to say… pulled out of total chaos from weeks of just dumping things here and there, running out the door with my eyes shut and pulling the door closed tightly behind me. So, unlike me, but so absolutely necessary this summer.
I’m also investing my time by getting all the required information I will need for my first EVER high schooler. My oldest son will be starting 9th grade this year. It seems totally impossible that I could have a child this old since I am still so very young, and hip, and lithe (insert snort and hilarious laughter). My fingers have been very busy typing away as I make up a very “official” looking schedule for the next 9 weeks. I will be placing more responsibility on him to get his work accomplished and much less reminding done by his A-1 teacher. I will be grading all his work for the first time and I am hoping this will help give him the bit of Oomph that has been lacking at times in his desire to apply himself. Grading + good GPA + higher education= better college options. Oh look! I’m a math genius!
I’m also working on finishing up a chalkboard that I have been wanting to make for a long time. Pretty much like for a whole year. I’ve had this frame sitting in the school room begging for me to make it pretty and useful. Well, now with the help of my Hollywood man, I am. He lovingly spray painted a board with chalkboard paint and I got busy painting the frame (with not just a few helpful hints from the artiest in the family).
Now I have a chalkboard upon which I will display our memory verses!
Well almost…Mister Man doesn’t trust me to use spray paint without leaving drips or something like that and I decided it needed another coat or two. He lovingly obliged me and just added another coat to the board. I hope to put it all together tonight. I will try to remember to show you the final product soon.
And in a spare minute or two I took a few “school” pictures of my crew. When I suggested photos for school someone thought it a great idea to leap across the yard in a final hurrah for summer. It snowballed from there with all three of the youngest ones talking loudly and begging me to take pictures of them celebrating.
So….One~ Two~ Three~ HURRAH FOR SUMMER and I say FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
And because my younger boys have a really hard time being serious in front of the camera, I got a lot of this.
And my more serious two. One of which is hard to get in front of the camera (hint: the tall, dignified, guy on the left).
Not your typical “school” pictures, but HEY, I never claimed to be typical! We’re traveling this home school road with individuality and panache. Okay maybe not so much panache, but we are making our own well beaten path and learning with every step, stumble, sprint, and shuffle!
Linking up our school photos at Heart of the Matter.