|Empty by Kristel-rae Barton|
I thought about my homeschooling experience. When the spring of 2011 approached, I ran out of gas. I was in need of a major tune-up, an over haul and basic maintenance. But that cancer, a job, outside commitments and life had a way of keeping me from filling up. I was like the girl on the side of the road. I waited too long to refuel.
I thought about the things I chose to do to keep my engine running. It was one of the main reasons I passed by those bargains on the tables today. I have to be picky about spending my homeschooling fuel. There isn't as much in my time budget as there used to be. I need to spend and travel wisely.
Thankfully due to these few changes, my engine will keep running.
- I enrolled Random in Monarch from Alpha Omega. The tracking of his progress and accountability has already re-energized both of us.
- I have planned Paperboy's school year with classes that involve less of me.
- For the first time ever, we will be doing school over the summer. This will free up time for unexpected non-school days and keep us ahead of schedule. It will also give paperboy more time for his electrical apprenticeship. This is a radical change because I live for beach days.
- We will be doing literature based history over the summer. Using Truthquest guides and Read for the Heart, our whole family will study American History together.
- Plants Grown Up and For Instructions in Righteousness will be our summer devotionals. Balancing the Sword and Apologia will be shelved for the summer.
- Growing Healthy Homes will be a family affair. The summer fruits and vegetables available makes it the perfect time to cover this in depth.
Are you schooling this summer? Have you experienced running out of gas lately? I'd love to hear how you deal with it.