I got up by 7 a.m. every day, and several days was up before the alarm went off (this was totally God's doing, as my own wakingpower and willpower in the morning are nil).
We logged the required number of hours each school day with a comfortable accumulation of minutes to spare.
I had the boys take notes every day during history, and on Friday instead of reading another chapter, we had a review and remember day… and they remembered (and understood) what we had read!
And then to really drive things home, Friday's English writing assignment was tied to what we had read and reviewed in history.
I'm feeling pretty good about this week. I like to hope they'll all be this successful, but I admit I'm definitely on a new school year high (organized, inspired and energized), and my gumption is not likely to maintain this kind of elevation clear through May.
But we'll take it one week at a time, praying as we go.
And next week is a four-day school week, so it's off to a good start already.