|I looked like a pack mule. I had all of this plus the laptop and my purse.|
When you are an eclectic homeschooler like me with multiple children it means you have quite a few books. Here is what it looked like once I got it all out.
It was great to be able to think and not get interrupted every few minutes. I got most of Eliana's lessons roughly planned for the first 5 weeks of school. Her math program requires a pre-test before you start and I forgot to have her take it. We are using several new curricula this year. I spent a large part of the day just reading and getting familiar with them. I worked out which subjects need taught each day, a few days a week, or only once a week. Since I am a list maker, I made lists of the supplies we needed for each curriculum, and a list of books I still needed to purchase. I also planned chore charts for a month at a time, my weekly cleaning schedule, and our school goals for the year. Over all I got a ton done and will be making this a yearly tradition.
Here are a few things I will do differently for next year.
Do two half days instead of one long day. I got a lot done but by the end of the day my brain was fried. I think being able to work two different mornings would work better for me.
Wear socks - the library is always cold. I took a sweatshirt but didn't think about my feet. I wore flip flops and my feet were ice cubes.
Bring the following - dry erase makers (there was a board in the room), paper clips, post-it notes and a calculator.
If you would like to know what curriculum I am using you can see the link HERE