We plan according to our schedule for the year, as much as we can: if their Dad’s gonna be deployed, training, at school, if we’re PCSing, etc… Last year we had a move at the end of the year, and we had to take quite a bit of time off before Thanksgiving to get moved, visit with family, and get to the new duty station. Knowing all of this, I cut their summer break short and we started about a month prior to give me some room, and to enjoy Christmas, and so far, we’re on schedule again. YAY! Even if we didn’t know, I would’ve been able to bring their books with us…since there’s not too many of them. I also try to print out ahead of time, and be ready at least 1-2 weeks ahead…just in case.