I have been trying to get organized around here as we gear up for our new school year. Normally, one year flows into another, as we do not follow our district’s school calendar but rather school year-round with light Fridays, breaks when we need them, and a lighter load with just a few weeks off in the summer.
But last Christmas I decided that with a new baby coming in May, we’d go ahead and take off the whole summer, so we plowed through spring doing “regular school” every day and even on Fridays. “Regular school” should probably be clarified in a post by itself, but suffice it to say that “school” and “real life” have much overlap around here, and we like it that way.
Some people have wondered out loud over the years how I manage to keep so many kids’ attention all day long as they sit
chained to at their desks from 9-3 while I teach their lessons. [insert howling, knee-slapping laughter] But I digress. That is not how we “do school,” and this post wasn’t going to be about that anyway, was it?
I’m here to show you my new bookshelves!!
This shelf is nicely organized now, and the others (I already had two in the school room) are still a work in progress.
This past week I hit the library’s annual book sale and found some fantastic deals, further adding to my organizational work load. A selection of these, though incomplete, will be very helpful for Hannah’s Cantering the Country history/geography/science studies this year. We thoroughly enjoyed that curriculum guide when I used it for the “big boys” when they were her age.
Really, moms, it is okay (and sometimes preferred) to do this to books, provided they belong to your own library:
Just make sure all the kids know that this is a job for mom only; otherwise they may try to help.