This week has been another full week--for me, at least. My summer has been filled with planning of some form or another.
A major event that I headed up was my family's reunion. The planning for this, while spread over a year's time, really picked up over the last month or so. I am thankful to say that it took place last weekend and so this week I've spent in recovery from that.
It's a shame that I must look back at my calendar to remember just what took place this week. But it's a good thing I can. (smile)
I've continued planning for my children's learning time this year. I've been focusing heavily on our History Lessons since this is the driving force for our topics of discussion throughout the year. I've been doing a lot of reading and studying myself.
I'm also engaged in planning for my homeschool group. This year we'll be offering a series of co-op enrichment classes--and if you've been a part of anything like that before, you know the amount of planning involved.
On Thursday, I met with a local art museum to help them brainstorm how to better reach out to school-age children. I am volunteering my time and expertise in writing curriculum to engage homeschooling parents and teachers. i'm excited about this opportunity--but, there's more planning that will be given to this.
On Friday of this week, I was able to attend a homeschool conference. I went with another homeschooling friend and ran into a good number of our other friends/acquaintances from the area (some part of our group, several who are not). It was rather interesting to talk and share stories about how things are going and what we'll be doing for the coming year.
As far as what the kiddos got into, they played outside a lot this week. We've done a good amount of reading. This week we instituted an informal system of the children taking turns reading aloud to the family in the evenings. I do a lot of that reading and sometimes Daddy joins in. Because of all the things I've been planning for and engaging in, I was really tired on night and asked Pretty Girl to read to her sibs. This really isn't an unusual thing, however, I decided that we'd all take turns reading aloud and sharing in stories. So far so good!
We are gearing up to take a bit of a vacation starting next week and into August. We'll visit some family, visit a beach, do some camping, attend a festival, hang out with friends, etc. I'm in need of a break from my 'regular' life and this is the time we usually take a trip.
So... a bit more planning is in the plans for my weekend as well.
It's a good thing I enjoy planning (smile).
How was your week? No matter what happened or didn't happen, I hope you have a great weekend.
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