Last year I was new to homeschooling, and I am just now starting to feel like I am getting comfortable with it all.
I have decided to plan out more of a schedule this year, I hope I have weeded out some of the things that don’t work for us.
Tentative plan starting August 2nd is 6 weeks of “regular” schooling, and 2 weeks of “easier” schooling.
During the 2 weeks off for the kids, will probably be my busiest time. That is when I will plan and shop for the next 6 weeks of school, and also give my house a good thorough cleaning.
This chunk of 6 weeks feels more manageable to plan and knowing that my house will once again be cleaned every 6 weeks feel so good to me. It really lifts that overwhelming feeling. Also it makes homeschooling more affordable for me, as I will NOT be purchasing all of their curriculum at the beginning of the school year. I will purchase it as they finish up something.
About curriculum: That is something that I have not completely decided on. So here is the list that I know.
Tommy- finish up Math U See Epsilion.
Emily – continue to learn multiplication facts 1-12, begin division.
Katey- continue to recognize numbers and how many each number stands for.
(I hope to purchase Teaching Textbooks for Tommy. I am still looking for Emily something, she may stick with Math U See)
Tommy and Emily will continue in Botany, and then I plan to move on to Flying Creatures. Katey will continue to do the science experiments out of botany with us.
Plus she is having tons of fun exploring nature with a magnifying glass.
Another fun science book we have been doing experiments out of is Nature in a Nutshell. (I highly recommend this book, it is simple experiments with things you probably already have on hand, and the experiments are all pretty quick)
This is one I am still deciding on. We have just finished up Ancients History Odyssey. I did like that one, I am looking at my other options. I may choose to go back to them but then I am undecided at which one, Middle Ages, or Modern (Pioneers), Middle Ages comes next, but my children are really interested in Pioneers right now.
I am also leaving room for any review items that I get as being a part of TOS Crew. I also do not feel like this is all I will teach. I will be willing to add to our load once we get going and see what others are doing,, and how they work.
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