Is it possible to be a dedicated homeschooling mom while still making time for myself as an individual (a girlie girl who likes cute shoes)? I like to think so. Follow along, and I'll let you know for sure.

Trust me . . . it's not ALL about the shoes.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Planning Our Homeschool Year

No, we're not officially back to school yet. I'm protesting the end of summer and holding out for a few more weeks. But, I think I'm finally in the last stages of getting our year planned and supplies ordered.

Still trying to figure out how to incorporate the message of "relaxed homeschooling" that struck a chord with me at convention with my urge to plan each day. Overall, here's what our year will (might?) look like.

Unit Studies (most with a lapbook component)
Cars (fall) - Noah's pick
Oceans (fall) - Ava's pick
Money (year-long)
Great Inventors (spring) - Noah's pick
Animals around the World (spring)

Language Arts
Language Smarts
Kreative Komix
Write a joke book
Personal dictionary
Write to a penpal

Singapore Math
Balance Benders and Math Analogies

Cars, oceans and animals around the world units
Fuel cell and solar car models
Exploration Education Physical Science curriculum (Unit 1: Forces, Machines, Motion & Energy)

50 States (fall)
Where in the world are Jack & Annie? (Magic Tree House mapping activity) 

Magic Tree House timeline
Cars & great inventors units 

Critical Thinking
Organizing Thinking Skills (Noah)
Visual Perception Skill Building (Ava)

Rosetta Stone

Draw Cars
Draw Ocean Animals
Sports Car Designer
Car photography project (photo book and/or blog)
OMA Art Adventure classes

Other activities
Weekly co-op (art, science, money, PE)
Swim team
Dance (Ava)
Odyssey of the Mind (Noah)
DuathLONG training club

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