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Packing Books

I’m getting antsy, I want to get my school stuff ready for next year. I’m excited and probably over doing it again. I seem to do that every year.

So today I started packing up books. Not school books, just every day book. I packed 7 boxes. Whew, it took me a good 4 hours. It was hard putting some in the boxes. It’s like saying goodbye to good friends There were so many we could read right now.

Hubby and I went to storage because I’m on the hunt for my Heart of Dakota programs. I found Creation to Christ, Bigger, and Little Hearts. I really wanted to find Preparing. It’s funny how every time I go to storage I’d see my Preparing Curriculum but when I want to bring it home I couldn’t find it.
Heart of Dakota
I took a few boxes of books from storage to organize and take back. It was like CHRISTmas opening the boxes and seeing books tat I love.
Look what I found.
The Story of the World. I’d love to use the modern history one right now with the student activity pages.

What I’d like to do is get all my Heart of Dakota programs out of storage and put them on the bookshelves in the living room. This way I can take my time with getting everything ready like printing, binding, and 3-hole punching.

This year (2013/2014) I ordered so late that I didn’t organize things the way I would have liked and we all felt it.

This time I want to get a head start with printing maps, composer studies, notebooking pages that I found on the HOD Yahoo Groups, and binding them too.

My plans for next year is to have Annette and Josh continue with Heart of Dakota. Just buy the consumables for Annette.

I want Caleb to use Mission to Modern Marvels and Brent use Revival to Revolution. I’m so thankful I found Rev2Rev used. All I need to do is purchase a few consumables and possibly another guide for myself.

Now here comes the crazy part and I’m not sure if I will really do this. I’d like Lance to use Preparing and Ethan Creation to Christ. Okay, stop laughing . . .I know, I know, I’ve tried to use more than 2 guides in the past and it didn’t work.

I would start the 2 youngest at half speed then in January try to get them doing a bit more. A lot of this is probably wishful thinking but I’m having fun getting things together.

That’s the plans for now. Having my plans and it actually happening are two different things. I am okay if it takes more than a year to finish the guides.
So there you have it. My plans for 2014/2015. Thankfully I have all the guides (except Little Hands) and I’ll only need to purchase the consumable items. This is a huge help. I am no longer buying two programs a year which can be a bit expensive.

I’ll have to write more about my homeschool plans later. It’s late and I’m tired. I babysat from 7:00 A.M. – 9:30 P.M. and tomorrow I have the girls at 6:00 A.M. and why am I writing at 11:48 P.M. because I’m excited about my school plans =)


  1. Looks like you have a good start to your plans ahead! If anyone can juggle a multitude of programs - it's you!!!! You already teach so much and I know that you can fill your heart's desire with whatever you choose to work with.

  2. Thank you, what makes it a bit difficult is the reading. I've been working hard to get them reading more. I'm praying that all 4 boys will be up to it.

    I would like them to start full force in Jan. This will give me more time with finishing up AAR with the 3 older boys. I am praying that AAR-4 will be out in Sept. so Caleb and Brent can finish before Jan.

    We'll see =)


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