Earlier this summer, I shared a peek into our year-round homeschooling.
Wow, your response to that post surprised me: over 400 Facebook “likes” and I’m still getting comments and feedback! 🙂
This week marks our final week of what I call our summer homeschooling.
My primary goal in homeschooling year-round is to get a jump start on the school year, which is why we begin in June instead of September.
We push hard to complete six full weeks of school between June and the end of August.
After an extended break to allow for a very busy and full few weeks of ministry-related activities (church camp, family conference, and ladies retreat), we are wrapping up our sixth week of the new school year!
That means next week we start our second “six weeks” of the school year, and our official fall semester.
I love this time of year because it seems like life starts settling down (just a bit!) after the craziness of summer. September ushers in a calmer, cooler, and comfier season. We hit the books hard until mid-October, and start looking forward to that long, leisurely six-week break after Thanksgiving.
And I am getting way ahead of myself!
Right now, I’m just taking a deep breath and thanking the Lord we have (nearly) made it through our first leg of the school year.
This morning during our school time, I kept thinking how much I really do enjoy My Father’s World curriculum.
This is our second school year since switching to My Father’s World, and I love how versatile, engaging, and thorough it is.
My kids love it too, which is definitely a huge plus! 🙂
If you’re a MFW mama, I’d love for you to join our My Father’s World Blogroll! (You don’t have to be a blogger to participate.)
So far, we’ve got about eighty mamas joined up for the blogroll, so it’s a great place to connect with other My Father’s World families. If you haven’t already joined, leave a comment and introduce yourself right here!
And a quick peek at what else has been happening around my cottage this summer…
Are you homeschooling this year? If so, how is that going for you?
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.