We made it through one week of homeschooling. Whew! Only 18 or so more years to go! We'll see what God has planned in the long term, but so far, so good.
We have worked through issues like schedules, schooling with the babies, coordinating certain subjects with naptimes, and many others.
The only thing hanging over my head and clouding my brain at this time is the Core Level selection we have. I am considering backing up just a bit for Jack, and trying to mash the easier Core K with the slightly more challenging Core 1. I also have the Core P4/5 from our previous adventure with homeschooling. I think the History and Geography will be a combination of these cores, covering as closely as possibly to the Core 1 objectives. It should be interesting to see how it all pans out. I am confident we can still get all the Cores in for Laura, and the advice on the Sonlight forums seems to point us to starting with Core K for the both of them. I ordered the IG and hope to be able to acquire the books from our fabulous library.
We rounded out the week with a trip to the Columbia Zoo today. It was a lot of fun and we surprised the children with lunch at Fuddruckers . . . a favorite restaurant of ours from VA that is not in Augusta, GA. They were excited when we pulled into the parking lot and they started remembering what it was. Laura asked if we could invite "Michael, Hailey, Katie, and Katie Lynne" (her friends from VA) to "meet us halfway" at this South Carolina location for lunch someday. We told her that would be quite the drive for all of them.
We didn't bring the camera (a slight oversight while packing) so no cool pictures, maybe next time.