Still feeling behind, I was planning to again School through the Summer. It was causing me great stress though as really, I was just completely burned out. I randomly stumbled upon a method I thought would fit us well and was cramming to figure it out enough to just jump right in when I got to my breaking point and realized I just couldn't do that again. I needed a break! The program suggested really prepping yourself first before starting up with the kids, as its more about implementing a methodology than completing a program. That night I decided to throw schooling through the Summer to the wind and take our first official, HEALTHY break!
So I've been reading through every link, rabbit trail and related blog I can get my hands on. I've made Pinterest boards to keep things organized, bought books, made notes of what our library has on hand that we'll need, made goals, and am working on sprucing up our home school work area. Zac is also jumping in with me, reading up on the methodology of Charlotte Mason, and helping me form plans and goals. We are planning to use Ambleside Online, Year 1, with both Felicity and Logan next year.
I will plan on coming back to the idea of Sum it Up Saturday posts when we start up again. It really helped me stay accountable.
And since this was such a wordy post, I'll leave you with a few random, cute pictures.
Happy Summer (almost)!