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Noemi and Esmond's School Plans

I'm working down to the wire this year; my plans are slow in getting started and have not been coming together quickly. Mostly because I keep finding more good books and then I have to squeeze them in somewhere. Noemi is probably going to be maxed out, but I can let her slide if need be. I just couldn't help myself!


At the beginning of 2019, I didn't have any resolutions to set. Mostly because I was about 3 weeks postpartum and couldn't even think about changing anything. The postpartum period is basically ruled by the little dictators and it's best if you don't have high expectations. If you don't expect to shower, you are thankful and surprised when a shower happens rather than snarling and demanding your right to shower. (Obviously, I have experience with the snarling. And also the thankfulness.)

Waiting for Space

In the Classical world of education, it can easily become overwhelming. Especially for us homeschool mom's who weren't classically educated. We have to study Homer, Shakespeare, Euclid, Plato, Plutarch, the Bible, Great Books, all of history, all of the art, all of the music (and learn to play an instrument!), and how many languages?

Esmond's 2018-19 Plans

The stomach bug almost killed me this past weekend, but I survived and have finally finished Esmond's plans. Which means I'm done with school planning for the summer!

Gideon's 2018-2019 Plans

For Gideon, who will be doing his 5th grade year, I used some of Eowyn's books and then gave Gideon some of his own. His 4th grade year was a big year for him. At the beginning of the year, he wouldn't do any school work unless I was sitting next to him. But we worked through the year on making him more independent, and sure enough by the end, he was doing much of his work on his own.

Eowyn's 2018-2019 Plans

I'm going to share Eowyn's because I finished those first.

Plans for 2018-19

One of the best things I've done for our homeschool is planning out every week's work last year. I couldn't really believe I'd gone that far last year and I wasn't really sure that we would actually be able to do it. But, we did. And it was so incredibly helpful to know exactly what needed to be done each and every week.

Eowyn's Sixth Grade Plans

My baby just turned 11 this weekend! It's hard to swallow, but there it is. As an 11 year old, she'll be tackling her sixth-grade work. I'm excited for her, and a little nervous too. She'll need to really buckle down this year, and she's not always one to enjoy buckling down. She's learning though. Doing the dishes is teaching her a lot about life, servitude, attitude, and loving well.

Gideon's Fourth Grade Plans

So Gideon is entering fourth grade this year. One of the things I've realized this summer with him is that he doesn't remember all the books he's read/listened to. I had checked those off our list because he was always there when we were reading them with Eowyn. But now he tells me he doesn't really remember the Little House books. What!? The books that impacted us in such gigantic ways that we now have goats and chickens?!

Esmond's Kindergarten

Apparently, the next school year is going to begin soon. Our co-op is actually beginning on August 1, much to the children's delight (I said that right, they are thrilled we're going to start earlier). So with that date looming on the horizon, I needed to start making my plans for our homeschool.

Inspiring Anew the Homeschool Mom

We went on vacation to my grandparents' lake house, and I diligently planned my own vacation for this trip. It made such a difference! Jeremy gets to fish, cook, and take the kids fishing. Usually, I just go with the flow and do the laundry. You know what I mean? I usually keep doing the same mothering just in a different place.