When we first made the switch from public schools to homeschooling I felt that one thing I would loose was the excitement of snow days and school vacations. What fun is it to get to stay home if your already there? Who cares if your going back to school if its just down the stairs from where you eat breakfast? It turns out that it still matters quite a bit.
Just like when we were in school the Clarkson Academy students and staff really enjoyed their Christmas break. Some of us slept in and some of us got up early to enjoy cartoons. We had late breakfasts and snacked. We baked. We played with our new Christmas toys and games. We all read lots of books. Our family celebrated one of the best Christmas's we've ever had and brought the New Year in with style.
Yet all good things must come to an end. Our crew was more than ready to go back to school this morning. The return of routine and purpose was welcome by all, but maybe mostly me. Our first day back was nothing exciting but we got off to a good start and no one seemed to have forgotten all that much. Its exciting to get a 'reboot' and start our lessons with a new energy.
One of our projects today was to put together some New Years resolutions. The children have begun drafting a group blog post to be published on Wednesday of this week sharing their resolutions with you. Do you have any resolutions? Please feel free to comment here (comments are no longer restricted) or message them to us on our Clarkson Academy Facebook page.
Happy New Year!!