Friday, June 17, 2011

Good Versus Good

The ink is barely dry on the old school year, but I'm busy planning the new one.  I love this time of year.  I love that we've finished the plans of the previous year.   It is so refreshing to compile work samples into binders and throw away the stacks of papers we don't need, but now that the old year feels final, I'm ready to open up a new one. 

I've been making a list of what I'd like to study and learn next year, and I've scoured Amazon and paper catalogs for the best book prices.  I even placed my first online order of the season last night.  I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!  

It is so hard to narrow down what to purchase.  It is even hard to decide what to study.  I want to do it all.  We plan to continue our study of American history, but I want to delve into geography, too.  I want to continue our nature studies that we all love,  but I wonder if Gavin is ready for a meatier study of science.  I want to learn about more missionaries and continue our study of Christian worldview, but there are only so many hours in the day and only so many days in the year.  I want to continue with copywork, but I struggle with thinking we need to spend more time on learning to write cursive.

Summer morning games

It is the good versus the good.  Spinach, carrots, and peas are all good foods, but we don't need to eat them all at the same meal.  Similarly, I'm reminding myself that just because the solar system, ancient history and Hudson Taylor are all good, it doesn't mean I have to it teach them all now.  (It is so tempting, though.)


Have you begun to think about the next school year yet? 

1 comment:

  1. I'm in the same boat. :)
    We'd barely finished out the year before I was knee deep in planning for next year. I LOVE it! :)

    Enjoy your planning.



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