Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fall Activities

I *think* I've got our fall schedule pinned down with school and extra-curricular activities. I love the staying home part of homeschooling, but I do also have to work to get the girls involved in outside activities. Charlotte, with its large homeschooling community, has a ton of opportunities for homeschoolers with lots of daytime classes and programs. This is good in that there's a lot of choices and it's bad in that there's so much to choose from. Whittling it down to what fits in your schedule, appeals to your child's interest, doesn't cost to much, and meets your family's needs is a tough thing!

So this year it looks like -

Monday - home

Tuesday - K-afternoon soccer clinic

Wednesday - L-morning dance class

Thursday - (1st, 3rd of the month) - K-afternoon Brownies

Friday - home

I may add a morning Bible Study for me on Tuesday or Thursday, when the church has childcare and K can take her seatwork to do. All in all, not too crazy of a schedule. It still leaves K with only 1 activity most weeks, L with only one any week, and they still get some interaction time with other kids their age. It also leaves Monday and Friday free since those are the most popular days for places to schedule special activity days - like nature classes at Chimney Rock Park, Homeschool Days in Wilmington, or math in music with the Charlotte Symphony. One of the cool things about homeschooling is being able to take neat field trips.

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