Get back to starting at 8:30! We ALWAYS did that, but within the last month went from 8:30 to 9:30 to 10:00 (watching CNN - just one more news story!) and end up finishing school around 4:00. No mas on January 6 when we start back up.
In February I'm going to give the girls the DORA Reading Test that Blue hipped me to.
Make sure to include formal music and art again each week because our books have some wonderful key points that the girls will enjoy.