Well, we only 4 more weeks of school left! Our math and spelling books will run a bit past that (which is fine, because those will take me to the 180 days I need to fulfill our state's homeschooling requirement). I have to say that although this first year of homeschooling hasn't been perfect, it's gone much more smoothly than I anticipated. I'm glad we decided to do it and I'm looking forward to next year! Since this was our first year (and dd1 is only in first grade) I wanted to keep it pretty simple. Next year we'll ramp it up some and we're starting Latin (I plan to move more and more to a classical educational approach).
I've really enjoyed our co-op, too. Although it's a bit stressful with the little ones, especially dd2 who has cerebral palsy, it's definitely been worth it. (Stupidly I went and signed up to be publicist for our co-op AND even offered to consider teaching early American history next year. Eep!)
I had a proud homeschooling moment yesterday, too. During dd1's art class at our co-op she did a water color painting of a trap-door spider! We've been talking about insects and bugs for science this week and last week, so I was so excited to see that she chose to do that all on her own! Sometimes it seems like she's not paying much attention, but apparently it sinks in! When she was in Kindergarten at Catholic school, her teacher had remarked along those lines to me, that Bailey would seem not to be listening but always knew just what was going on when she would ask her. Anyway, here's her painting!