I am gearing up for the new school year! We will start back to work on September 1st. I've been filling in the headers on my lesson plan books, cleaning up, and ordering materials.
Last night, late, I sat down and did my main order for the year. This *might* have been my last Montessori "materials" order ever. I *might* have everything now. My husband claims I say that every year (I don't think I do). There will always be Montessori "curriculum" materials I will want to order (cards from ETC or Maitri) but I might have all of the traditional "materials."
This was for sure my last BIG order. I finally bit the bullet and ordered the remainder of the geometry materials: iron equivalence plates, Pythagoras plates, hollow volume shapes and the wooden cubes to fill them, yellow prisms for volume, and an extra geometric cabinet to hold it all.
I also made sure I had all the cursive workbooks, AAS books, SOTW materials, etc., that I need for the year. We had to call the credit card company this morning to get it restarted again. About halfway through my ordering session last night they turned off my husband's credit card because they thought it was jacked and I had to use mine to finish up. Unfortunately they shut it off after I had ordered only about three inexpensive books from three different places and my grammar package from ETC. They shut it off BEFORE I had ordered the expensive stuff for geometry. I thought their computer program for that would have been more sophisticated. They never turned it off when we charging things all over South Dakota and Wyoming on vacation. However, when order a couple of things from companies I've ordered from twice a year for five years and they shut it off. Who can figure?
I will probably post some pictures of our most massive homeschool fieldtrip of all time (or "vacation") to the Badlands, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, and Yellowstone National Park. I will also post soon about where each of the kids left off in the albums in June. I also received some exciting materials to review and tell you all about that should save some of you a ton of work.