Winding Down


Well, we’ve finished.  Fourth and sixth ‘grades’ are complete.  I always feel a little melancholy when the school year ends, despite looking forward to the much-needed break.  During the next five weeks, I will miss having the Littles’ undivided attention for four to five hours a day.  I will miss the learning process, and watching them have lightbulb moments, and hearing their insights on lessons.

I mentioned yesterday that I love how fishing leads us from structured to natural learning, and I do love that about the summer breaks.  There is much more farm work to be done, and that also provides learning opportunities.  Family walks, trips to the zoo and museums, camping trips, enjoying the forest around us while being Warm…

But I will miss the structure.  It’s true, even though it seems absurd.  I have been practically holding my breath for this school year to end because life has called me to be so busy in other areas, but now that it’s here I just want one more week.  We didn’t finish our chemistry book this year.  Though we achieved what I had intended, I want to learn more.  And sometimes I find it is not so fun to learn things without my Littles along for the ride.  Meh.  Fortunately for me, we’re starting The Fellowship of the Ring next week for fun, so they set their own trap and I’m springing it!

On to planning for next year.  I would say I’m going to give myself the weekend off, but the truth is I probably won’t.  I’ll sneak in some China or Japan or India research, and I don’t want to bet on how many hours I actually spend!

In the meantime, I want to turn you on to My Brother the Minister (ha)’s new blog, Alive to Grace.  Believe me when I say that if you are looking for words to heal your spirit, you will find them there.  Also, check back in next week when I’ll be offering a freebie of my book report worksheet that the Littles have been doing this year.  It really helped keep them on track with their extracurricular reading and helped me track their progress.

Have a gorgeous, fulfilling weekend, and Happy May!

Love wins,



5 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. KT Brison
    May 02, 2015 @ 19:06:59

    Thanks, Traci! You too!



  3. thehomeschoolmomblog
    May 02, 2015 @ 01:30:10

    We still have two more weeks go, but it feels as if we are done as half their books are already gone through. Congrats on finishing!

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    • KT Brison
      May 02, 2015 @ 19:06:41

      Finishing early is one of my favorite parts! Makes those last couple of weeks so much easier on everybody. When I feel guilty about it, I remember the bouncy house they have the last week at our local public school. 🙂

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  4. Traci Matt
    May 02, 2015 @ 01:17:52

    Congratulations on your achievement! Have a great summer!

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