Monday, April 29, 2013

Kindergarten is Done!

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Sort of.

What I really mean to say is, "We did kindergarten for 36 weeks! Yay!" A typical school year is 180 days, or 36 weeks, of school. How a homeschool family divides that up depends on their situation; for us, we school year round with a roughly three-weeks-on/one-week-off schedule. That might change, but it works for now.

Like I wrote in this post, we didn't magically finish all of our kindergarten stuff at once. (We did have a pizza party, though!) And that's okay with me. It's actually worked out pretty well, since it's left us with plenty of material to work with until we get all of our first-grade curriculum assembled.

I didn't take any cute photos of The Boy holding a "Last Day of Kinder!" sign. There probably won't be any cute scrapbook pages made about it. All I have is this photo of a mess:

...from when I was sorting through all the kindergarten "stuff." We didn't even use a lot of what's pictured, but like I said, we're using it now. (Because I paid good money for it, dang it!)

One year--thirty-six weeks of school time--boggles my mind a little bit. (Don't laugh at me, homeschool veterans!) This has been a crazy, unexpected, sometimes hard, sometimes awesome journey. Thanks for reading along--your comments online and in real life have meant a lot to me.

So...let's keep moving forward! I'm excited to see what the next year brings, and I'm excited to share it with you here.


  1. Congratulations! 36 weeks of anything is an accomplishment!

    Pretty soon you'll be planning next year, lol.

  2. Way to go! Surviving 36 weeks is more challengeing some years than others, but always worth celebrating!

  3. SO, SO, exciting!!! I'm preparing for 1st grade now. I don't think we did a full 36 weeks of Kinder, but we are done with formal lessons for the school year. I know it would be very different if we weren't in the middle of moving right now.
    Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement I always find on your blog!


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