Wowwwwwww! It’s already April and we are in the final stretch of our homeschool before having the summer off! What a crazy yet blessed school year this has been. As of right now we will be continuing to homeschool next year and the fear of homeschooling a high schooler is weighing heavy on my mind. Am I going to do this right? Will I be able to meet him where he needs me? How in the world am I going to teach 10th-grade chemistry when the time comes?! The mere thought of it scares the mess out of me. But I know that God has not given me a spirit of fear. Which means that if I trust in him everything will be okay. Plus, he is the reason we are homeschooling? Why wouldn’t he equip me?
During our final stretch, I am curriculum searching for our next school year. The plan is to purchase some curriculum to help everyone easily stay on track and to take a little bit of pressure off of myself. I don’t plan on purchasing everything but I do need to keep in mind that I will be chasing a toddler around with a newborn. I will be exhausted lol. Since this will be our first year purchasing curriculum I will be able to share what we chose, why we chose it and give you updates on how it is going. At first, I couldn’t see myself purchasing curriculum but if we can buy everything else then we can definitely put some money to the side towards their education. It’s just like sending them to private school, it’s just a whole lot cheaper lol.
Last year, we started school in August but since I am due with baby #4 this August I’m not quite sure when we are going to start. I’m thinking that we may still start in August and take a nice long break after the baby comes. It really all depends on whether or not I will have any help. After Raelynn, my hubby was home for three weeks and then had every Monday off for the next 4 months. He could have taken off for 6 weeks straight but we decided that he should break it up a bit. I love paternity leave! It is oh so very necessary! That was a huge help and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without him being here. Although at the time we were only homeschooling preschool, the kids still had to be brought to school and extracurricular activities. He took care of all that, did the grocery shopping, and made dinner!
So, as you can see we have plenty to think about and plan for next school year. As for this year, we will be finished at the end of May!!!! We are already finished up with some parts in our curriculum which really excites me! This is definitely the final stretch with only 5 more weeks to go in our very first homeschool year. Thank you, Lord, for keeping me! It has been a great year!
Where are you in your homeschool year? Are you already ready for next year? If you have homeschooled with a newborn, did you take a break after the baby or just jump back into the swing of things? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
Until next time…..Lady Ki