Thursday, July 15, 2010

School Planning on the Brain

Wow. After blogging every day in June - I have really slacked off in July. Oops. We have had a lot going on - playing with friends, painting, swim lessons, gymnastics, curriculum ordering and planning. Planning for first grade seems much more time consuming than kindergarten - more subjects, more time on each subject, etc. Plus, I am homeschooling Lucy for pre-k this year - so that is planning for an extra child. AND, I am taking over for Heather babysitting baby C (although, part time for me) so I would like to have some Tot School plans put in place for him and Daphne. I feel like all I am thinking about right now is school stuff.


Here is a quick overview of my curriculum choices for Norah:

History/Georgraphy - Sonlight Core 1

Spelling/LA - Sonlight

Readers - Sonlight


Math - Singapore Level 1A (we actually started this in late summer - so we will be finished with it about 8 weeks into our new school year)


Handwriting - Rod and Staff (Rod and Staff is a curriculum written by Mennonites - therefore, they do not have a website)

Character Training and Life Skills - Little Keepers at Home and a little bit of this.

I also have to decide on art and music, and I need to have Norah decide whether she wants to do gymnastics, soccer, or dance.

Hmm. Looking at my list typed out - this looks like a lot! The good thing is that we won't do every subject every day - so maybe it won't seem so bad.

Oh, I should also add that I am doing my planning and record keeping online this year. I am excited to try it - not sure how it will go because I am so used to having my paper plans in front of my.

1 comments:

Jared, Lana, and Morgan said...

Oooh, yea! First grade! Let me know if you need any ideas! Wish you lived close by... I still have tubs and tubs of stuff from when I taught...if you're ever home and want to come look through stuff, feel free! Also, for handwriting, I ended up doing my own thing as our school had no set curriculum. I loved Handwriting Without Tears. Good luck this year! You'll be busy!