One of the joys of homeschooling is that back-to-school is simply just an extension of living our day-to-day routines, with a little bit of arithmetic thrown in...on a car ride to the beach, in the kitchen making dinner, and a wee bit on a chalkboard in the morning.
But most of our early September schooling looks like this...
Our homeschool group is thriving and we celebrated the new school year with an annual potluck at the beach. There are so many of us now and the varied approaches to learning are great...from unschooling to Waldorf curriculums ~ always interesting perspectives and conversations.
For me and my kids, we are settling into our new rhythm with more activities planned for the year ahead, including dance for Miss Sunshine ~ so exciting! We will be spending two of our weekdays away from home and I'm gearing up for a lot of traveling. When you live rurally, these are the sacrifices you make...and I'm okay with that for now.
After some brief math lessons, we have been spending much of our time canning and drying the bounty from our gardens, with late afternoon bike rides to the river.
And I couldn't resist snapping a photo of my new second grader in front of his Learning Tree. It looks a little neglected but I assure you it is thriving. With a new set of stick crayons and some crisp new Main Lesson Books, we are jumping into the year with enthusiasm and excitement...I just love the beginning of school ~ at home or not.