I apologize for it being quiet over here at GC&M lately; our family has been adjusting to a new school schedule. Yes, we’ve been doing school since early August, but a lot of our programs and extracurricular activities begin after Labor Day, and it can get a little crazy! I’m delighted to report that all the “helps” I’ve enlisted this year are turning out beautifully. Logan is enjoying preschool, and I received an email from his teacher a couple of nights ago saying that Logan’s off to a great start at school, and he always has a smile on his face. I’ve also put my name in the running to chaperone his upcoming field trip to the apple orchard. Would you believe I’ve never been apple picking? Fingers crossed I get to go! I’m also really pleased with Shane’s online Latin class. I observed his first class and was a bit skeptical at first, but I’ve noticed that the content has gotten “meatier,” and I love that Shane’s working on Latin for more than 2.5 hours/week (vs. the 1/2 hour-ish we were doing last year). He enjoys the class and participates frequently. (Conner and I have to crawl on the floor Mission Impossible-style to avoid being on the webcam, which is all kinds of fun!) When the stars align (AKA Shane is doing his online Latin class, Logan is at preschool, and Theo is napping), I am able to work one-on-one with Conner, who is still very reliant on me for his schoolwork. Our mornings are so much calmer, more productive, and restful.
Besides our new school routine, I’ve got some other favorites I’d like to share with you! Here they are, in no particular order.