Getting set up for school

August 9, 2016 12:10pm CST
Well school is starting soon for us some public schools in this area and others have already started which I think is just nuts. Tomorrow Im ordering books and paying their school fees. Their books and materials will be here sometime next time. I have an area in the living room all set up there's a nice little desk and a book case. I also have a section in the kitchen for materials for things like arts and crafts and science projects as those things will be done at the table. Even we are not starting officially till September Im going to start them on some of their online stuff so they can get used to the program and brush up on some things. That way if there are any tech issues or glitches I can call tech support from the school and get it straighten out. Last year my kids wanted to started early and they've already been bugging this weekend so if they want to I suppose we will. Since we started this homeschool journey over 4 years ago their whole attitude about school and wanting to learn has change. Their excited when they see the boxes come in and they want to learn instead of it being a fight every night with homework like it used to be. No matter how you go to school for those of you that are still going or parents of children that are still in school I wish you all the best this school year.
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@CinnamonGrl (5271)
• Paradise, California
9 Aug 16
Start of the school year is always exciting, no matter what. When I was a kid in Oregon, we had to go to a warehouse to pick up our school supplies including reading books and workbooks. I LOVED those workbooks! I always started reading the books and doing the workbooks before we were supposed to do them for class. It was like "playing" school lol. Here in California, we didn't do that for my kids, they receive the materials at school instead. I kind of miss the excitement now that my kids are grown and gone. On the other hand, there can be confusion about what they really need and what they come home and say they need. That is probably clearer with the home school program.
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9 Aug 16
Yeah that was one problem I had when they were in public school I'd find out later they didnt get something or do something. But now they can't get by with it,lol. They actually have teachers with this online program that I use and she sends me emails plus I have a parent portal that I log into so I can checked to monitored them,lol.
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• Paradise, California
9 Aug 16
@AutumnSnow That is so cool. I would definitely think about doing that if I had kids these days.
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• United States
9 Aug 16
We are starting school this week too. I love the freedom of homeschooling to decide when we do and don't start. We always start the first week as a half school day and throw in lots of play. Its out 7th year this year and I cant imagine any other way. We just moved with my hubbys job so we are now only an hour and a half away from Disneyland. We are thinking Tuesdays are Disney days. We can get three hours of school in just on the rides to and from the park. I love the freedom we have. We are also going on a history vacation. Have you ever done one of those? We are driving up to Virginia City, Nevada and learning about their mining history. We will be studying the book work of it on the drive then the kids can go experience it. It makes the history so much more real to them. Plus its fun for us as the parents.
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9 Aug 16
Yes, I think when their learning environment is more relaxed so are they and they enjoy so much more. I use an online program they have a couple of classes during the day but other than that the rest can be tailored to our schedule and if there's a time they can't attend a class all they need to do is view a recording and answer some questions and email it to their teacher.
@rina110383 (21943)
10 Aug 16
When I was a kid, I'm always happy every time school year starts. I get excited opening my books.
@sishy7 (23705)
• Australia
9 Aug 16
Yeah, I remember new school year started on the first week of September usually after Labor Day during my time...