Kind of Ready for School

19 Jan

Look what the postie left at my door today!

When the day starts with books, it’s gotta be good.

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Nope, no school textbooks in this bundle of goodies (ick!),

just real books (and a couple of dvds).

I think you can kind of guess what area of Science we plan on studying this year.

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I’ve slowly been getting ready for the start of the school year.

First, I did the important thing and ordered books.

You can’t learn stuff without books.

Then I printed out my diary planner.

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As you can see, we’re well planned.

But, then again, I’m not one of those ‘plan-out-every-single-lesson’ gals.

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I plan as we go,

based on what we just learned

and where our questions are leading us.

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Oh and I’ve spruced up our homeschool area.

You should have seen it before.

Thank yourself lucky that you didn’t!

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See my nice new book bag.

My mum made it for me for Christmas.

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I’ve even done some bookshelf cleaning.

Well, the shelves in the homeschool area.

The rest are still waiting for some attention.

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This is the shelf where I store all of the stuff we are currently using

(plus a hodge podge of stuff that doesn’t live anywhere else).

Our current stuff is on the shelf with the horse head bookend.

Okay, so there’s a lot of hodge podge stuff in this shelf.

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We’ve kind of already started school actually.

Well, technically we never stopped.

We’ve continued reading aloud through the holidays.

The books we’re currently working through are in these book baskets.

Today we finished off “Black Potatoes” about the Irish Famine (excellent read)

and continued working through “Spices and the Devil’s Cave” (excellent book about 15th century explorers).

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Check out the mini bookself I made with baskets.

I’m feeling pretty clever about it.


And, finally, because I know everyone loves a good ‘shelfie’,

here are my two favourites from this room.

(You should be able to click on them and get a closer view).

Shelf One…


And Shelf Two…


Well, that’s enough thought about school for today.

I’m still on holidays after all.



Posted by on January 19, 2017 in Resources and Organising


2 responses to “Kind of Ready for School

  1. Joanne Keane

    January 19, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks once again, Tracey. I’m going to order the “Spice and the Devil’s Cave” and “Black Potatoes” books. 🙂

  2. Petra

    February 5, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Your “space” looks great – and I see many more books (and the shelves to house them) added to your collection! We didn’t really break for Christmas either – we had some days of “school” and others were free. Learning never stops!


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