We made a trip to the library this week and I was able to get a lot of books we'll need for the first week of school. We also got a pile of "for fun" books to read. Sometimes I feel I should be bringing a wheelbarrow to the library to help us get back to the van. I love that my kids enjoy being read to, but it is such a heavy task.
School starts in just over a week from today (we begin the first week in August) and I am frantically purging, cleaning, and organizing the homeschool area. My in-laws donated their old kitchen table to us so that we may have a nice area for Bridget (and George) to do their work without a little Liam grabbing at everything. It's the perfect size and we are looking forward to our new work space. It is chaos at the moment, but progress is being made! I am determined to begin this school year with not only an organized school room, but a clean/uncluttered house as well. Yesterday, I filled up an entire trash bag of just paper. I've also been packing up books and other supplies that I know we will not be using this year. That little guy in the bottom corner has been "helping".
Bridget is anxious to start school. She has seen all of her new books and now her new table and is beyond excited about everything. She tells everyone that she is going to be a first grader this year. George just can't wait to color while Bridget does school.
If you missed my post on our curriculum choices for this year (first grade and preschool), you can check it out by clicking here.