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Monday, August 31, 2015

Homeschool Orientation 2015

Today was our annual Homeschool Orientation session.  What's Homeschool Orientation, you ask??

It's just my way of introducing everything "new" to the kids, and discussing our agenda and schedule for the year.

One of the new things we'll be doing this year, is getting our bodies moving every morning.  If the weather is nice, we'll go outside for a quick walk or bike ride, or play tennis or basketball.  For orientation, we took a walk up to the capital and circled the grounds a couple times.  While we were walking, we discussed my expectations of them (getting their morning book work promptly in the morning so we can have our afternoons free for other things).

I also introduced them to notebooking. We did an art project from Artistic Pursuits, and later notebooked about the artist, Peiter Du Hooch.  It went really well!

The one part that I didn't get around to, is going over our Thursday Governess plan (more on that later!).  I guess I'll have to save that for another day ;)

I love that school starts in one week and one day.  I'm super ready to get back into our fun routine!!

Friday, August 28, 2015

What's New For 2015-16?

As with every year, the new school year brings about a lot of changes here at Two Cowgirls Homeschool Academy.  The changes are exciting, and I'm really excited to implement them.

Here's what's new:


 She's entering middle school (sixth grade)!  This year she'll be attending a co-op for her first time, where she'll take cooking and creative writing.  I'm so excited to see the results from both!  Most of her learning will be done independently.  Math, spelling, and typing are all done on the computer.  The only thing I'll teach her is sewing, architecture, science, and ancient history.  She's going to love her new independence!


Second grade, for this little one!  A lot will remain the same, except that we'll be adding a special class all her own this year.  While big sister is away at co-op, Elise will get to hang out with a group of kids her own age, and participate in Jr. First Lego League.  She love robotics and she loves Legos.  It's a perfect fit!


I'm going to school (14 credits), working 15 hour per week at night, mentoring Millie's SciGirls class and Elise's Jr. First Lego League group, running a field trip club, and somehow trying to teach the kids, all at the same time.  Thank goodness I have my trusty calendar that keeps me organized!

T-11 days until the first day of school!  Woo hoo!