Because we started school later than I’ve ever started it before, and then had meanderings, vacations, illnesses, Holy Days of Obligation, funerals (at which our older daughter altar served during the week), and the general craziness that is the final week of Advent, I am just now finishing up writing lessons for the third quarter of school.
I put dates on it, just to see where things end up. I always take Holy Week off, and we’ll be going into the Summer. So I continued to extrapolate the dates, taking another week off in July when my parents and grandmother will come to visit.
Looks like we’ll finish this school year on August 12 if we stick to the schedule. Wow.
Of course, there is also the chance that we’ll finish a subject early and then double-down on another subject. I can totally see that happening with English for both girls, spelling for the fourth grader, and reading for one or both of them. And I know that they are definitely ahead of their contemporaries in some aspects, especially in their writing skills.
So the looming dates will have to keep me on track, I suppose. That, and my growing desire to please God in our homeschooling life. (Yes, I know that can be a bit backwards-sounding. That’s why I said the desire is growing!)
What’s interesting is that the girls were not unhappy about the August finish date. In fact, they see it as better than they thought it would be; they were expecting to hear that there would be no break this Summer at all! I guess it all comes down to perspective.