quite sure what to expect. Sure, I had
all the books; I planned our scope for the year, the projects that I wanted to
work on. I made adjustments knowing we
would take a long homeschool break during the holidays. I guess I wasn’t prepared to accomplish more
than I originally expected.
normal curriculum instructor’s guide.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the instructor’s guide, but there were so
many things I was planning on changing and stretching out, that I didn’t think
having the instructor’s guide would be a good thing.
year would go. What did I do? I had my high expectations and we worked
hard, one of the benefits of homeschooling I think.
down to do a rough plan for March, I realized that we were essentially
but we were done with what I had planned for the year…and we still have a few
months left to go!
taking a break, but doing more review, free reading, projects, and less actual
math books and reading/language arts/English curriculum.
specifically year ‘round homeschooling, is that we can just move on. There is nothing stopping us from starting
the next thing.
decided to sit down and look at the catalogs and online for book resources to
continue our year. I talked a little bit
about my plans a couple weeks ago.
kids got several weeks ago, but I knew that I needed a little bit more to fill
out our time.
but I knew that I needed to order new readers for Emma, new handwriting books
for both the kids, new math books. I
didn’t want to wait.
started with a whole new set of books yesterday after our little spring break
your homeschool year, at least that is my experience. Emma and Jack were so excited to do school
yesterday, they moved through everything quickly and efficiently, and we were
done by lunch.
spirits, we accomplish a lot in a short amount of time, and we still feel
refreshed at the end of the day.
pace, so I shouldn’t hold them back when they move faster through work than I
expected, and I shouldn’t speed them through concepts to get to the next thing
if they need to spend more time on it.
need to sit down and really read through the books to get a good sense of the
direction we are going. And while I
talked about not buying the instructor’s guide this year, I did end up
purchasing it with the new readers, because that is where I can get the readers
schedule and some of the questions to go along with the books.
your kids don’t follow the normal “schedule?”
Are you always thinking about “the next thing?” What do you do when you accomplish more than you expect to?