Preparing for the 2018-2019 Schoolyear

It's almost here!

This has probably been the longest Summer break we've had. We finished early last year and are starting late this year due to Ben and Luke being gone on a mission trip.

We did see lots of creativity over the summer:

[caption id="attachment_4623" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Legos[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4623" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Machi Koro[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4641" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Puzzles[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4642" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Sunken Treasures exhibit at SLAM[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4643" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Survive! Board game[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4646" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Gabe's Scratch followers[/caption]

And now we're ready to get started!

I took down two years of history timelines. We have two more years of this series and cannot fit any more timelines. So we'll be putting them in a binder from now on.

[caption id="attachment_4647" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Out with the old[/caption]

The homeschool cart has been cleaned out, restocked, and is ready to roll (haha).

[caption id="attachment_4648" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Homeschool cart is stocked![/caption]

Last year, Ben worked with the boys teaching them the basics of computers. I'm hoping he'll do something hands on with them again this year, but we really haven't talked about what. I think it would be cool if he taught them some basic home repair and maintenance skills. We'll see what he comes up with!

Luke will continue to take music classes and it *LOOKS* like he'll finally be able to audition for the youth worship band at church. So it's music all the way for him.

With Gabe, we're looking at finding him programming lessons. He's been creating projects in Scratch for a while now, and they're pretty cool, but he needs to step up his game and be a bit more challenged. So, just trying to find that next step for him.

I'm also determined that each boy will learn more cooking and homemaking this year. I want them each to know how to plan menus and create simple meals, at the least.

So, it will be a full year like always, but I'm ready and I think the boys are, too, really. After such a long summer we're all feeling a bit restless and good to go!


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