The summer went by way too quickly, and it’s already time for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year! Yesterday was spent doing a few last fun things before we get back to work…playing board games, baking cookies, building a Lego set, and having an Iron Man movies marathon:
Today, on the other hand, was “cleaning day.” We got the school ready (more or less) for another year of learning. Surprisingly, not too much has changed in the last year, just some minor rearranging, which is very unusual for us!
We had a “Farewell to Summer” dinner tonight…ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans, watermelon, and root beer floats for dessert. We also watched Detective Pikachu, which was a really cute movie, even for someone like me, who isn’t too familiar with Pokemon.
And the outfits are ready for tomorrow morning!
Everything else that needs to be ready for tomorrow is good to go…I put the schultüte together (but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see their contents), organized the bookshelves, and got all the new workbooks sorted out and put on desks. I’m looking forward to beginning our 12th year of homeschooling!
Our super-fun summer has just sped by, and tomorrow it’s already time for the first day of school! To make our last week of vacation extra special, I prepared everyone’s favorite meal (with some exceptions…for example, no one was allowed to request Thanksgiving dinner!). Our lineup for the past week was:
Bunny–Brazilian black bean stew with Pao de Queijo and Brazilian lemonade
Moose–French toast with bacon and cranberry-pineapple juice
Ladybug–Creamy onion soup with Irish soda bread and pumpkin fizz
Chickadee–Mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon
Tonight we had a “Farewell to Summer” dinner of hot dogs (including Chicago-style and chili dogs) and brats, with a special cream puff dessert:
The school room has been cleaned and organized, and for once, there really haven’t been any significant changes in the way it’s arranged! We’ve either found a really good layout that works for us, or we’ve run out of room to make any changes…or most likely, a combination of the two!
And the First Day of School outfits are ready to go…we’re going with a Harry Potter theme this year!
Tomorrow marks the beginning of our 11th year of homeschooling. As always, I am both excited and terrified, but one thing is for sure…I can’t wait to see what this year brings!
I guess there’s no use denying it any longer…it’s time to go back to school. Moose starts tomorrow, and our ninth (!!!) year of homeschooling begins on Monday. As always, I looked for fun outfits that would look nice together, and that all the children would like:
I guess this is really the last year I’ll be able to do this…next year, we’ll have two high schoolers, and I don’t imagine they’ll still want to humor me this way!
I really thought that last year would be the last time the children could have a theme going with their back-to-school outfits, mostly because Bunny is so tall, and can’t shop in the children’s department much anymore. But I got lucky this year, and found clothes at Crazy 8 that work for all members of the Fab Five, so we get one more year of humoring me with coordinated clothes!