We got new school books the other day.
|Please excuse the lonely little cotton stem; he needs friends.|
Yep. In January.
Adds a little excitement to the drab days of winter. I mean, who doesn’t need a little sparkle amidst the gray?
We’re conditioned to think that our students must begin a new textbook in September and be finished with it by May. And sometimes it works out that way…
sometimes, it doesn’t.
The reality is, a child might speed through a book because they love it and be ready for the next level. Right now. Why wait 6 or 8 months til “next year” when they can go ahead and start the next one now? Let ’em soar! Or they may move more slowly through a book and need more time to finish it. It’s okaaay.
Packages in the mail are always fun…
even if it’s a box of school books.
Or, if you’re me, especially if it’s a box of school books.