Monday, May 10, 2010

Pre Planning Days!

I love planning for school. It seems so ideal all the wonderful things we will accomplish this year. My children will sit perfectly still taking in all their lessons, then joyfully completing the day's work. There will be no whining, no stalling, no back talking. . . My children will graciously thank me at the end of each day for my creativity and fun in lesson planning. Mary Helen will win the National Spelling Bee at age 6.

Well, I can dream, right?

I do hope that we have a fun year with lots of learning. I don't really care if I don't have the smartest kids on the block, but I want them to have a good education!

I am following some of the things I learned in The Well Trained Mind book. Science will follow the model set out in the book, but I am putting together my own stuff (actually I'm mostly following exactly what another homeschool mom did and emailed me, but I'm adding and subtracting to suit us).

I'm also following the WTM's recommendations for History, and using Story of the World.

Reading will be taught using The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading; for grammar, we will use First Language Lessons.

I'm considering getting Handwriting Without Tears.

For math, I've decided to give Saxon math a try this year.

I look forward to sharing our fun science topics we are going to cover this year!


Jenny said...

LOL at that first paragraph. Wouldn't that be awesome!

Christy said...

We LOVE Handwriting Without Tears!

Love your first paragraph too!

K-tribe said...

Welcome back!! I have done some planning for next year, I have really enjoyed it. I read well trained mind and really enjoyed Charlotte Mason writings more. You can read it for free online over on Ambelside online.
You can look at my post over on my blog posted under homeschooling "planning" :)

Happy Planning!

mamabear said...

Congratulations! I took your blog off my blog roll, since you had quit writing. What a coincidence that I decided to Google your name today and see if you'd had your baby. He is beautiful! I am so happy for you!

I'm so sorry about the sad divorce news regarding your extended family. That is always so hard to deal with.