Planning The Homeschool Year
I worked on planning this school year (the one that just started), way back in the spring. I made this massive list 2012-2013 Curriculum Planning and then I went on my merry way finishing out last year.
Well, wouldn’t you know it, now I am rethinking my plans. I know that I am not the only one this happens to. I am just so thankful that I have not purchased my materials yet. Wahoo!
We want this year to be fun, but productive. We have some new things up our sleeves, which I can’t share just yet. Oh how I wish I would share, but I need to make more progress on them, so you will just have to wait in suspense, while I finish them (or at least make more progress).
Growing Our Homeschool
This year we have 5 students and I am doing my best to plan our days and lessons to spread myself around, promote independence, and maximize productivity. We also need to factor in our growing home business (Honeycomb Design Studio).
Our students this year are:
- Elisha in grade 7
- Moses in grade 6
- Malachi in grade 4
- Zion in preschool
- Hosanna in preschool
Rethinking Our Plans
I had chats with each of the big kids to see what things they wanted to learn this year. I wanted to see how I could weave their interests into our overall plans. The things they wanted to learn were creative and interesting. Architecture, puppetry, photography, art journaling, inventors and inventions, electronics, volcanoes, and blogging were just a few of the things the kids wanted me to develop courses for. In the interest of helping them pursue the things that they are passionate about, we will be making those subjects a priority.
Since we only have so many hours in our day, I need to re-evaluate our whole plan to see how we can fit everything in. We are not meeting with our support teacher until next weekend and our IEP planning meeting is two weeks after that, so I have a bit of time to get all my ducks in a row.
What do you do when you have to rethink your homeschool plans?
Do you have your homeschool plans all in order?