I don't know what it is about having to set a mental date of when to actually start a new school year after a long break... My original plans were to take a break from the end of May (Kindergarten Graduation) until July 4th. Well, that date came and went and still no school. Somewhere along the way I got sidetracked with travelling, cleaning closets, picking blueberries and surfing the net.
So now it's the end of July and I'm planning on taking a weeklong trip to South Korea at the end of August. The kids are not going with me...just me, my mom and one of my sisters. We're visiting family that I haven't seen since I was 5 years old! Do I start school now or wait until I return from my trip?
I'm definitely open to comments on this one! Wish I could figure out how to do a poll on this... So would ya'll start school now knowing you'd be taking a weeklong break at the end of next month? Or would you wait until after the trip and start around September 1st (which is also when soccer and several other activities begin)? Oh and our main curriculum last year was Five in a Row (FIAR) and we are now switching to Sonlight...so it's a new system for me. We have no required number of days here in TX and plan to school year-round (minus the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's--just relaxed light school then).
The whole school supply sale always gets me motivated (previous day's post) and I've just been notified of the Scholastic Books Warehouse sale where everything's under $5! (there is the fine print of the infamous * of course!) Crayons, paper and books...what more do I need?! Okay, I digress...