We, on the other hand, won't start our 2014-15 lessons until next Monday, the 8th.
A friend asked me why and I gave her a couple of reasons, but as I thought about it, I realized I'd only given her part of the story.
Quite a few reasons figured into my decision to wait another week before hitting the books this fall.
1 - I hate starting on a Tuesday. Mondays are my best "get school done" days.
2 - I have a work commitment this Wednesday and therefore will be out of the house most of that day. Great second day of school THAT would be.
3 - I have NO planning done yet. I mean that. None. So, I need this week to plan.
4 - We were originally thinking about going out of town this week - until I realized that A) I have to work on Wednesday and B) We had to buy a new alternator instead of a vacation.
5 - My summer hasn't been long enough! And now we have some nice weather! I don't WANNA sit inside.
6 - And last, the public schoolers are starting, but that's no reason for us to copy their schedule. I don't copy their snow days, government holidays, or end of school schedule, so I don't need to worry about when the first day of public school is either.
So, this week will involve lots of lesson plans. I hope to post some of that!
And best wishes to all those starting their lessons on September 2nd. I'll think of you! :-)