Weekly Wrap-Up: The Back-to-School Edition

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Yep, you read that right. This is the last Weekly Wrap-Up of my family’s summer break. How did that happen? How do seven weeks go by so quickly? I thought about extending our break, but I know that any time I add would go by just as quickly. It’s 100 degrees outside most days. We might as well be doing something constructive and enjoy more breaks when the weather is cooler.

I’m actually not dreading resuming school. It kind of feels like we’ve just been on a little break, not the big production starting back to school usually feels like. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but I’m ready to give it a try.

I think part of the oddness of it is that we haven’t had any big back-to-school preparations. School supplies aren’t on sale yet and we haven’t even had our local curriculum fair, so my oldest doesn’t even have her curriculum yet.

Josh and Megan will be continuing with Trail Guide to Learning, so they’re set, aside from a few things that I want to add in this year. And, Brianna got behind toward the end of last year, so her first few weeks are going to be catching up and tying up loose ends from last year. I guess that’s why it doesn’t seem like much more than picking up where we left off after a little break.

Speaking of curriculum and stuff, two weeks from today, Friday, July 20, I’ll host the annual Curriculum Edition of the Weekly Wrap-Up where you can share what you’ll be using next year. If you’ve got a post or a page about your curriculum, feel free to link it up that Friday.

It’s been an enjoyable last week of summer break. It was Brian’s long weekend, so he was already off Monday and, then, Wednesday for the 4th, so he took off Tuesday and we enjoyed an extra long weekend together, as a family. We didn’t do anything special or particularly exciting, but sometimes those are the best kinds of long weekends.

Megan was excited about what came in the mail yesterday: her first package from Little Passports!

Megan Little Passports

We both had fun digging through all the goodies. It even prompted a trip to the library for books about Brazil. I’ll be doing a full review soon, but I am already thinking this might become an exciting, low-key geography/social studies addition to our curriculum this year.

If you’re still looking to make the most out of what’s left of summer, check out my ideas for Summer Art and Science Fun at Simple Homeschool today. Even though we’re starting school back, I want to do some of these things over the next few weeks.

Now, I’m off to the store to buy printer ink so I can get the printer humming so we’ll be ready to start school on Monday. New binders with locking rings are on their way – because a certain somebody in this house got really frustrated several times last year when the binder would get full and the pages would spill out when she was trying to turn them.

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  1. Back to school already, I hate to admit that I am so not ready for that! Hope things go wonderfully for you guys next week :).

    1. I’m not sure I’m ready either. This is a first for us. I’m hoping the weeks off every six weeks are going to make me glad I forged ahead now.

  2. I wrote my post last week but didn’t get to link it up, so I’m linking it up this week. I don’t know if that’s okay. I was just writing about some of the things I have learned from home-schooling to share with others who are thinking about it. 🙂 If it’s not appropriate, of course, you can delete it. 🙂

  3. I’m with you. When it’s this hot, we might as well enjoy the a/c & get some schoolwork done! That’ll allow or random it’s-too-pretty-to-stay-inside fall days! Which, by the way, I am really missing right now!

    1. I don’t know about being organized…just hoping it pays off when we’re taking extra time off during the cooler months.

  4. We started back in June, I’m slowly moving us into our new year also. All of our curriculum is not here yet.

    I am so glad you put the link to Little Passports up. I have heard about them but had never really seen any info on it. I’m going to order this for my kiddos. They will love this. It’s almost like a mini unit study of each country. I love it. Thanks for sharing Kris!

    1. That’s what I thought about Little Passports, too, Rana. It’s fun, educational, and what kid doesn’t love to get a package in the mail. To be totally honest, I was just as interested in going through all the goodies as Megan was.

  5. Good luck with your next school year. We are slated to begin September 1 but I don’t think we will take as much time off as orignially planned.

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