Thursday, June 21, 2007

Last day of school!

Today is Alexandre last day of school...  and our first step toward homeschooling.

I wonder how it will go in the next few weeks, trying to get organized and to plan a schedule of some sort.

Yesterday evening, he did his first lesson of French on the Rosetta Stone software and he loved it.   We figure that this could ease my load a bit with the baby coming and all.   So we found out that he can read a bit which is a very good news...   He just need some encouragements!!!

I am still waiting PATIENTLY for my Come Sit By Me program.   I know it is in the mail but boy is it slow to get here...   Hopefully I will get it this week then I can see which books I need to get, go to Value Village (a second-hand store) to see if I can find some there for a cheap price...  Books can be expensive sometimes.   But hey, I have three kids following so it is not lost...

I am seriously thinking of starting in a few weeks with the Math-U-See... Alexandre has already 10 lessons done.   So it shouldn't be a problem.   He loved it.  

You might think that I am crazy to do homeschooling during summer time but to be honest I like the suggestion that someone gave me because of the c-section and all...   I want to take a bit of advance so that I can have a more relaxed schedule for the weeks after the arrival of baby #4.   And I figure out that February is a hard month on me...  somehow it affects my mood... more depressed somehow.  And there is a possibility of a mission trip to Dominican Republic with our church.  I won't be going but God's willing (contracts are needed...) Rob and Alexandre might go.   We will see when the trip must be paid and see if we can afford it.    I would have loved to go with them but baby will be only 1 months and a half so it is not a good thing.

Well, right now I have done lunch because we are having a picnic at the little party today at school.   We are waiting until 10:15am to leave...  Another 2 hours or so to go.

Good thing I had time to update this morning...  I also had time to do my devotions which is good because lately I find it hard to do it early morning.  


  1. You are not crazy for starting school in the summer. It will help to be a bit ahead before the baby comes and you will need to take a break. Let us know how you like the different curriculums.


  2. I think year-round schooling is a great idea. We're just taking off the month of June~ then I plan to get back into the swing of things in July. It works out great~ because we can take time off here-and-there as we need to.

    If Alexandre can go on that missions trip~ that would be so fun! You could certainly count that as school days~ what a field trip!


  3. We always hs in the summer. Its so hot hear that its no fun to be outside. We do a few summer things but mainly its school. This year is different as I am out of commission but we will go back to it later. I like to take off in the spring ... when we have perfect weather to be outdoors!!!