It’s entirely possible that I start too many Weekly Wrap-Up posts with “I’m so glad it’s Friday.” So, to change things up this week I’d like to say: I am exceedingly grateful to have arrived at evening of the sixth day of the week. I don’t care that I’m a stay-at-home mom; I still love the weekends.
This week has been interesting. I’m very much a planner. I like to have everything laid out in front of me. However, after the blessing of spending most of last weekend on an extended date with my husband and not getting any lesson plans (or laundry or housework but that part isn’t entirely unusual) done, I have had to fly by the seat of my pants this week.
That hasn’t been so difficult with Josh and Megan since we have a pretty basic routine. To be perfectly honest, it hasn’t really been horrible with Brianna either thanks, in part, to the fact that her math is done online and to the lesson plans for her Apologia Biology that I felt were totally and completely worth the $6 that I paid for them at my local curriculum fair. I’ve done a lot of saying, “Do your math, your Daily Grams, the next day in your biology…”
This weekend, I hope to get lesson plans done for the rest of February so I can be organized again. What do you use for your lesson planning? I love the “one page weekly lesson planner” pages from Donna Young’s site. (She also has free lesson plans for most Apologia science courses, I just liked the ones I bought better.)
Since I was working without a plan this week, there weren’t really any big exciting things going on. I’m not sure if that – being kind of in a rut – is what starts causing a bit of burnout this time of year or if it’s more the fact that we’re all so tired of winter, but I do feel it trying to creep into the edges of my subconscious. That probably means that it’s time for us to shake things up, either with some really fun projects, a field trip, or a fun unit study that is totally and completely different from anything we’ve been studying – or maybe all of the above. How do you combat burnout?
(Maybe, if I don’t mention it, you won’t notice the fact that there are no pictures. Maybe you won’t even wonder if I’m totally and completely behind on my Project 365-ish. Lucky for me there’s an “ish” in there.)
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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.