This weekend is the tax-free weekend in our area, so I know the stores are going to be slammed with people buying school supplies. I love school supplies. Sometimes, if I start to feel restless or a little out of sorts, I’ll load the kids up in the car and we’ll go wander the aisles at Staples. I find it very calming to look at all the different pens, sticky notes, notebooks, folders, tablets…just all those lovely tool for organization! (Yes, I realize that’s odd.)
Since we homeschool, we’ve already started back up. We were finished the first week of May (our public schools don’t get out until mid-June), so we had a good, long break. Our first week of the 2017-2018 school year (with one in K and in one in 4th grade) is officially in the books. The Kindergartner is well on his way to reading fun words like mat, sat, sap, tab, pan, tan, Sam, and am. The 4th grader has spent the week, among other things, reviewing grammar from last year and deciphering sequences in math (I’m waiting for him to start to love them like I do. So far they create great sadness and commentary like, “Mooommm, I did these yesterday.”)
Now that the first week is out of the way, I suspect it’ll get easier to overcome the lazy-morning inertia that permeates our summer routine. At least, that’s the hope.
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On Monday, Lindi Peterson asked What Do We Bring?
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Monday: Sally Bradley
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Saturday: Guest Post
On Board for Romance (Homegrown Love 1) (Arcadia Valley Romance 7) by Annalisa Daughety
Memories of Mist (An Urban Farm Fresh Romance 3) by Valerie Comer
Cherish by Autumn Macarthur, Heather Gray, Elizabeth Maddrey, and four others
Learning from Experience (re-release) by Ginger Solomon
Season of Hope (Rios Azules Christmas 3) by Alexa Verde
Picnics & Promises by Autumn Macarthur, Marion Ueckermann, and four others
A Courtship for Clover (Seven Suitors for Seven Sisters 5) by Marion Ueckermann
His Father’s Son (Sweetapple Falls 1) by Autumn Macarthur
Love’s Healing Touch (First Street Church Romances) by Autumn Macarthur
A Christmas Surprise (Love in the Cascades 1) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Heart of a Prince (Crowns & Courtships 1) by Carol Moncado