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.
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One thought on “School Planning on the Brain

  1. 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!

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