Sunday, July 18, 2010

Homeschooling

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post so I thought I'd share some of what I've been up to. We went to the beach and had a fabulous trip. We actually stayed a little longer than planned because we just love the ocean and really didn't want to leave. :) Since getting back, I have been working on lesson plans for homeschooling next year. I finalized my curriculum and am now transferring the lessons for each subject into my lesson planner. It's time consuming and I am really only able to do it for a little bit in the afternoons while the kids nap. But, Lord willing, it's getting done and I am thankful.

There are still boxes in almost every room that need to be unpacked, but motivation is small and honestly it's just too difficult for me to unpack with 5 small children. We've done some little projects around the house, one of which was putting plywood sheets up in the rafters of the attic to expand our attic space. We still have a storage unit full of stuff that needs to be brought over, but until we either unpack the boxes or put them in the attic, there is no room for them. We also bought a new light for our dining room and TJ hung that, plus we replaced an old, glass sliding door with more modern (and energy-efficient!) French doors in our office area. They look great, we just need to finish the rest of the office (and each room of the house!). Slowly but surely we'll do it. We are determined to pay cash for everything so as not to become a slave to debt, but that means we can only do what we can afford.

On the plus side, I found some bedroom furniture for T.G. at a moving sale. I can't wait to get it so I can paint it and begin customizing her room for her. It's a double bed, so now guests (my parents and sister) will have a bigger bed to sleep in rather than one of the boys' beds when they come to visit.

Finally, I've been teaching at the preschool summer camp two mornings each week. Most of the kids in my class were in my class last year, so it's nice to spend some time with them again. I was surprised how much I missed them when I saw them on the first day of camp. Last week we learned about space, this week we'll discuss the ocean, and next week is devoted to art. My own kids have had a great time and I've enjoyed teaching again. It gives us something to do and I am making a little extra money at the same time- can't beat that!! Well, time to get working on my lesson plans!

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