This year Charlie is in 3rd grade and Maddie is in 1st grade. In addition to the workload of reading, writing, spelling, science and math that we were used to, I changed up curriculums this year, adding in history and language arts. There is just more to do as the kids get older, and for the first time in my life I am dealing with a time management problem.
I guess it’s a good thing that I haven’t had a problem with time management until the age of 38, right?
One thing I don’t want to do is give up our field trips. The kids love them, but I really think I love them more. 🙂 I get to see and learn new things, and hang out with my friends. The fact that I get to count it as a school day is just a bonus.
Today we visited Homeland Creamery, a dairy farm about 30 miles from here. We got to go on a hayride around the farm, learn how a huge dairy operation runs, see a lot of beautiful cows, and eat ice cream.