Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Year Round Homeschooling and the First Day of School

first day of school

We school year round, and it often has felt like we just didn't notice the transition from one grade to another (which is all rather arbitrary, and neither of my kids ever finishes all their subjects at the same time).

Then I would see all my public school  and homeschool friends posting their "First Day of School" pictures in September, and feel a bit bummed that I hadn't create a transition ritual for my own kids.

So we did something to mark the turning point this year.  We wrapped up last year with testing and assessment days, then we put away last year's portfolio and records in the filing cabinet.  One year put to bed.

A week of summer camps for both kids was a nice "summer break", and then yesterday we had our "First Day of School".  New empty three ring binders all ready to be filled with this year's portfolio samples. A new year, full of potential and promise.


  1. Wow, your kids have grown so much!

    I'm rarely organized enough to do anything special for the beginning of a new year, but this year will be our first year with a high schooler so I think we'll do some special First Day stuff.

    Have a great school year!