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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year July 30, 2010

Posted by Joe in Homeschooling.

A couple of years ago, Staples had a commercial for it’s “Back to School” push called It’s “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”. It’s considered a classic in our household. The dad is joyfully dancing around the store stocking up on school supplies as his kids trail along mournfully in his wake.

As funny as it is, the commercial is not really applicable to us. Sure the kids are forlorn over the passing of summer. But since we homeschool, the start of a new school year means extra work for Laura and me.

Laura does most of the schooling here at Blessed Acres Farms School. I help when I can.

This week I’ve been preparing the kids’ laptops. One needed to be completely repaved, starting with a fresh install of Windows. The other is still ok from last year’s use. In fact it still has the Rosetta Stone
software installed on it. That, along with the Weekly Reader program, was the extent of their use of a computer for school lessons last year.

This school year, we’re going to have the kids do a little more of their work on the computer. I’m installing some homeschool programs for science, history and language arts. They’ll also spend some time learn to touch type.

Hopefully this year will be less time intensive for Laura and I can post a video of her dancing around singing “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”



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