Monday, May 25, 2009


Most of you know that we homeschool. We started a couple of years ago (wow, that seems crazy) when Jackson was four. Four. Jeez, it blows my mind how quickly time passes. Anyway, we started out slow, taking our time working through the assignments. We have let "life" teach a lot of the lessons, while working on math and phonics. It has been nice and slack relaxed.

Jackson has wrapped up kindergarten and will officially begin first grade (he has been doing some first grade work already). While we have grown quite used to the pace we have taken, it is hardcore time. We (and by we, I mean me) have decided that year round school will work best for us. Jackson is a "use it or lose it" kind of kid. Also, we tend to take lots of five three day weekends. First grade is no joke, though. We even have to register with the state!

Julianna will also officially start preschool too. So it will be fun learning to balance teaching them both. Haha, I say fun, what I really mean is nuts. Throw Jameson into the mix and I may need some drugs. Strong drugs.

So in preparation for our new school year to begin, I worked in my school room today. I organized and cleaned the mess we left it in two weeks ago. It is now neat, clean and organized! I am ready to start! Now to just convince Jackson. Maybe I will take this week and ease him into it, lol. Here are a couple of pictures of my sweet, little school. [Our Last Name] Christian Academy.


the mommy. said...

Awesome! I wish we had a whole room to dedicate to school. Well, it won't matter anymore because we're not HSing next year, but it would have been nice. The year round routine is a great idea. Had we stuck with it, that's what my kids would have done.
Good Luck with getting them all back on track and ready to learn!

Blondie said...

That is one impressive room! We have turned our living room into our school room. It's not nearly as visually appealing as yours because we started when Andrew was in 4th grade. I may have to change things up a bit when we start Will in a couple of years!

We are year-round,too. I like taking time off in the fall. In the heat of summer, when we stay in in the afternoons, we might as well get some school work done!

Hsmomto5 said...

Your classroom is awesome! I love it. I hate that I didn't get to see you at conference. Maybe soon.

Dawn said...

I love your school room! I homeschool our kids and would love to have a room like that! Thanks for sharing.


Karen said...

Where'd you find your 2 little desks? I'd love to get a couple for when we want to start HS, but I also know lots of families who use the kitchen table and bring their crates to the table out of their closets every morning.