Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ding Ding....let the school bell ring

Ding.....Ding....Ding....time for school.

For some school has already begun.....for others it has never fully stopped....for some it is about to begin.

For our family we kick off school officially the day after Labor Day. So for us, September 8, 2009 will be our first day of the 2009-2010 school year. This year we are going to kick it off with a celebration. I am planning a "Back to School" party for the kids. We tend to have mini school going on during the summer. Things like finishing up a project that did not get completed, starting on a subject that has more lessons then our tradition Labor Day to Memorial Day will allow. Because of this mini school type mode we have been in I am going to make the start of school something to remember.

I am planning like this:
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls - I always make them when it is something special.
School Cake for dessert that night.
Lunch will be planned by the kids.

See in the summer we relax the schedule in our house and this year I feel it will be rough to get back in the swing of things. For that reason we are going to start next week in a pseudo-schedule. Making sure we are done with breakfast by 9 am. Lunch is from Noon-1 pm. This way we get the idea of when school time will take place. We shall see how this goes. I think this will be a training for me more then for our kids. Our kids are usually pretty easy going, although this summer they have began to find great joy in playing on the computer which will have to slowdown in order to do true school. So this practice schedule will be good as it will get me back in the swing of things.

So for school I need to do the following:
Books ordered and in - Check
Lesson plans ready for at least the first month and plotted for the year - Check
2008-2009 paperwork put away - only half done as of this blog entry, need to work on that one some.
Supplies are ready - Check

Ok here is to another school year. Good luck to you and your family as you begin the wonderful journey we call learning.