We are deep in the packing process, and it’s really difficult. Not the part about putting things into boxes, but the disruption that it brings to our lives. Now, we have to think ahead at least 3 weeks, to be sure not to pack any books, notebooks, art stuff, curriculum, reading books-anything that we may need for school. Then, that same stuff has to be packed in containers that are easy to get to. It’s crazy.
The hardest struggle is my 10 year old. He doesn’t like change, and even if he balks at having to spend 15 minutes on his journal every day, he likes knowing that it is expected of him.
For him and the other young kids, I have pared back our schoolwork to the bare bones. It makes everything so much easier to manage, and I am so thankful (once again) that doing this is an option. Keeping things simple, we are doing a unit study on Maine, just to bring our new locale in to focus. So far we have found the following things online:
All About Maine
I began here, to make a plan for the next few weeks.
This set of printables, has plenty of good stuff, especially a nice map of the state.
Then, I found this site for a Mini-Unit on the state of Maine.
Finally, this site has more info and pdf’s on Maine than you could ever use.
We should have a nice 2 or 3 page spread on Maine with all of this information. Right now, we are up to 1 full page, with a bag of blueberries waiting for next week’s lessons.
The takeaway for this week is that homeschooling in boxes is not ideal, but doable. Our official countdown is 15 days. It’s all very exciting.