Yesterday I spent most of my day planning for our new school year. I am so proud of myself. I have never planned as much as I did yesterday and I am still not finished. I have to make a trip to the bookstore and pick up a couple more books and do the plans for those as well, but it shouldn’t take me long. I have made a folder for each subject and placed the schedule for the year for that subject in it so that the girls will have no questions as to what they are doing for that day. We are continuing with our 4 day school week since DH is off on Monday’s. That is the day when we usually do field trips though. I am wanting to take the girls to Kingston (this is where we go to the orthodontist) to visit the old courthouse. Even though we are there every month we have never had time to stop. Kingston is famous because it was the capitol of Tennessee for a day. Government members on their way to Nashville had to stop for the night in Kingston and they held a meeting there so therefore I became the official capitol of Tennessee for that one night. I have always thought that was fascinating. I will have to post pictures of it when we go.
Yesterday I also informed Dd#1 piano teacher that she would not be coming back after July. It was a sad time as Dd has been taking piano lessons with her for almost 9 years. We decided that since she will be in 9th grade this year and her workload will be a little heavier that it was time to stop piano lessons. She will continue to play on her own though. I don’t think the teacher was to happy. Dd is happy with the choice. She has been working on several hymnals and is doing great. I think we made the right choice.
We will be starting school in about 2 weeks and I am so exceited. Even the girls are happy. Deep down I know they love it. I always amazes me when the remember something we read about in school. I remember one time a few years ago when Dd#2 was outside one day at my parents house and she said “Look mom, it’s a Japanese Honeysuckle.” I didn’t even remember reading about that one. It sure made me smile. Now if they can just remember things we discuss in math class.