We have been lightly homeschooling through the summer, but already the children and I are anxious to get back to a daily routine and start fresh this year with some old familiars and some new things.
As with each new year, I try and evaluate what works and our current situation. Our current situation is a 2nd Grader, a Kindergartener, a Prek 3 year old and a 18 month old terrorist. Because of the little stinker, things will probably be less smooth than usual. But to balance it out, my 2nd grader is reading fluently and can hopefully do some of her work on her own.
Although I tend to lean towards the Charlotte Mason approach to learning, I am also incorporating some workbooks for a few subjects this year. These are mainly for math and for reinforcement of things they are learning. Plus, two of the children will be going to work with daddy one morning a week while the rest of us are in Bible study and will need some things to do to keep them busy.