July first is officially the first day of the new school year in Missouri. If you're a public school teacher or parent, that probably doesn't matter one iota to you. BUT, if you're a homeschooling parent, you can start recording all of the educational activities your child does on July 1st.*
If you're new to homeschooling, or just considering it, know that it is so worth it. You can find information about homeschooling and your state's requirements at the Homeschool Legal Defence Association website.
So, happy new year homeschool families!
Edited to add:
*My friend, Deb, reminded me that there was a change in the Missouri law awhile back. The school year goes a calendar year from when you start, I believe. If you live in Missouri, please double check; don't take my word on it. ~smile~
I've been doing this so long, I still use July 1 - June 30.
**Thanks to An Ordinary Mom for the use of this graphic.