But first... before all this... I had to get our Homeschool cabinet all ready to go for the new year! I made some changes from last year. Since I've been changing up the rooms in our home with the closing of our Daycare, I was able to move all of our art stuff to our new playroom, making a lot more space in our homeschool cabinet for just school-related stuff. Here's a quick look: (Please forgive the photo quality... took these in the evening, with lights all glare-y in the glass door fronts... boo)
|Our Homeschool cabinet, which sits in the corner of our kitchen.|
|In the left side cabinet, we have my teacher supplies on the|
top two shelves, then pens, pencils, rulers, etc. On the bottom,
we have the three kids' bags with all their daily work and supplies.
|Our Nature Shelf, which sits underneath our math supplies and over the|
cabinet which holds various science kits, equipment and books, as well as
some social studies and language books.
|Writing stuff: jars filled with writing prompts, writing books,|
dictionaries and thesaurus, and paper.
I'm feeling fairly well-organized and ready to begin a fresh new year! This is a VERY exciting year for us, for several reasons. For one, it's the first year in 5 years that I've been able to really be 100% hands-on homeschooling with my kids, as it's the first year in 5 years I have not been working full time. It's also Ladybug's first year of high school, which brings all kinds of exciting opportunities and adventures.
But first, I have little back-to-school presents to wrap, and preparations to finish up for our exciting first day.