**See below for update
With much trepidation, I've decided that we will take the month of September off from formal academics. Notice I'm not saying that we'll take the month off from learning, because I suspect much learning will be taking place --- just not the kind that can be neatly filed into their school binders! ;) I am planning to keep somewhat detailed notes on my blog, so I can better process what happens this month.
The rest of this week will not be very tricky to manage. We'll be packing for our trip to the beach, and getting the house ready. Then we'll be gone for a week. When we get back we'll be tired and in beach withdrawl for a few days, and then? Well, that's the part that makes me so nervous.
In order for this to be successful, I'm going to have to be very disciplined. The hardest part for me will be the temptation of the computer. Yeah, I realize I'm on the computer now... but the kids are all still zonked out from yesterday's busy-ness. I'm going to have to give myself some very strict rules about the computer.
I'm really nervous about how this will play out. I know it sounds silly to be nervous about having no book work! But I'm as much a creature of habit as the children are. And I know that Austin does not handle 'down time' very well.
So The Experiment begins. Stay tuned for updates! :)
** Ok, here is the first update. I think this is a mistake. I'm going to see how it works out when we get back from vacation. I'm not sure if I can handle this lack of structure!! ::sigh::