This is the year we have to begin reporting to the local school district regarding our decision to homeschool. Thankfully, the process is proving to be fairly simple and painless. We sent in our letter of intent along with a plan for the year and curriculum list, and within a few days, we were approved! Auntie Steph has graciously agreed to be our licensed teacher on call. Basically, she gets to say whether Courben has mastered first grade and can move onto second grade when next summer rolls around. So, here’s to homeschooling! Now to round up all our books, get organized, and get going!