Almost Ready

The decorations have all been put up.

The house is (semi) clean.

Christmas stories have been read.

The gifts have been bought or made and wrapped.

Favorite movies have been watched…and watched again.

The cookies have been baked, decorated, plated, and distributed.

Ornaments and crafts have been made.

Special events have been attended.

Carols have been sung.

The cooking and baking for the big meal are underway.

The Christmas program has been practiced one last time.

The Jesse Tree has been completed.

Everything that can be done and needs to be done has been.

Advent is almost over…we’re almost ready to celebrate our Savior’s birth!

The Binder

Tonight I spent approximately 40 minutes assembling the binder for our upcoming second grade year. This book includes all of the schedules, study guides, teacher helps and student worksheets that we will need for history, geography and science. (Note that the binder doesn’t include the materials for our many other subjects, including language arts, Bible/catechism, Latin and electives.)

To say that this thing is massive is, well, a *massive* understatement. I thought last year’s binder was huge–I don’t even want to know what next year’s will look like!