Sunday, September 2, 2012
Planning for school at the beach
We haven't started school yet. Yikes! Since 7/6/12 we've been incorporating 3 new kids into our family as we are a foster family. We did training over a year ago and was never called so we just didn't think they would call. All of a sudden with a house full of guests over a holiday weekend we were called. I am just so glad we were called during the summer. I don't know how I would have ever been able to do this in the middle of a school year.
Not only have I planned for the start of school for my own 3 but also for 2 of the 3 foster kids. Of course this means dealing with the public school system. What fun (sarcastically speaking). As I am writing this we are finishing up our vacation week at the beach. I made two phone calls while here to get the bus schedules so that I know what time to meet the bus on the first day of school - Tuesday.
Based on this bus schedule I did a rough schedule of my own school day so that there is some sense of order in my home. This year my day will start at 5:45 am. My girls will get up by 7 and we will do devotionals/bible together for an hour before starting our school day. I've scheduled 3 hours of nonstop academics twice daily. Once in the morning before lunch and once after lunch. I'm going to give the girls a weekly grid of all they need to accomplish and it is my goal to have no work spill over into a new week. This means weekend work if necessary to get it all done. I am ready to get back on a school schedule. I have my vitamins all ready to go for the nonstop chaos I see in my future.
Tomorrow is my birthday so I plan to take it easy. We started celebrating early. While here at the beach my family got together for dinner at a seafood restaurant. My husband surprised me with a birthday/anniversary ring - WOW. I am not partial to extravagant gifts but at 40 I think I'll accept it with gratitude.