In your home and homeschool
As we are on this side of the 4
th of July, many of us are starting to think about school again. Most years, I start school somewhere in the first two weeks of August. How about you?
Since I did end my school year and even did videos of it, I am in a good place to start formulating my plans. If you have not decluttered your school stuff from this past year, watch my videos. You can declutter your homeschool papers and books a little bit at a time, but you need to get started soon.
Here is how I start my planning:
- Review last year’s test scores to identify areas we need to work on.
- Talk to my husband about goals for the children.
- Talk to the children about the goals and interests.
- Start making a book list.
- Look to see what I already have on hand.
- Order any books that I need for them.
- Start formulating a loose yearly plan. What do we want to study in the fall? What do we want to study in the spring?
Look for any field trips that I want to do that goes with our topics.
About a week before we start school, I will write up a brief lesson plan for each of the boys.
The first week of school, I slowly introduce them to each of their subjects and new books. We talk about how it will be divided up.
I don’t plan the whole year at once. Too much can happen. I just figure out how many pages or lessons need to be done in a 36 week school year.
I use a composition book and a paper calendar. I am very simple in my planning. That way I don’t feel like a failure the first time someone is sick, and we go off plan.
Tell me about your plans for the school year. I will be homeschooling grades 11, 9, and 6.
Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter mismatched socks.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is fish for the boys and chicken and a salad for me.
Have a great day!
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