A note about the date: as homeschoolers, we get to choose our own schedule. A few years ago, we decided we wanted to take a break from Thanksgiving through New Year. Josiah was willing to give up 5 weeks of summer break (it's too hot to do much here anyway) to have a long winter break. It worked out so well, we have been doing it this way since.
I really dug into the stash for this. Everything here is at least 3 years old except the notebook/paper clip paper.