Sunday, August 21, 2011

Back-To-School? Yes and No...

For many of you, today is officially Back-To-School Day!

Felicidades for surviving the summer! I hope you have all enjoyed the last few months with your children and that you spent a lot of time learning and playing together.

For those of you who are homeschooling, I wonder if you are starting the school year today, too? Or have you already started, like we have? Or are you waiting a few more weeks before your books hit the table? Maybe you are throwing a Not-Back-To-School Fiesta!

Isn't it amazing how wonderfully varied our lives are? And yet, if you are reading this, I know that we are the same in at least two ways: we love our children and value their education.

The fervor that surrounds this time of year, the excitement of beginning school again, never ceases to thrill me. Before us lies a year with infinite possibilities. It is ours to mold.

I have this picture hanging on my wall:


It is Rivera's mural at the Diego Rivera Theater in San Francisco. This beautiful piece reminds me of what I wrote last year; how I want our school year to be like a Diego Rivera mural: Bold, vibrant, eclectic, active, busy, and full of information about lots of different things. At the end of the year, I want us to look back and say, WOW! We covered so many topics, read so many books, and learned so many new and wonderful things!

I'm looking at ways to better document all of my children's work without keeping every bitty piece of paper. The yearbook is fabulous, but I want something from a more academic point of view. I'd love to hear some suggestions (hint, hint!).

I am super excited about the next few weeks, I have another great giveaway, a moving and informative guest post, and lots of books, products, companies, and websites to share with you!

Thank you, Dear Readers, for helping to keep me motivated and for your interest in our children's education. This blog is a labor of love for me. I enjoy sharing with and learning from each and every one of you.


Un abrazo fuerte,

~Monica

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