Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Homeschool Planning

Well now that I have my craft/sewing/homeschool room ready to go, I think it's time to start planning for the new school year. That way I can enjoy the rest of the summer. Typically we homeschool year round but there was a slight bump in our plan this year and I think we will be taking July off.
How do you plan your homeschool year?
I like to write down what I expect each child to learn for that year and then I gather all the needed materials for at least a month in advance and start planning each day.
One thing I've come to realize is that I don't like using a "calendar" to plan my week. Instead, I number my days in a blank grid. That way if something comes up on a certain day, it doesn't mess with the schedule. You know like if you had planned something specific on a Wednesday and all of sudden your child is sick and it doesn't get done then you have to remember to do Wednesday's work on Thursday or Friday and then everything gets thrown off. If you simply # each day then you just wait until you do that number until you move on.
Don't worry, when I get some of the planning done, I'll show you what I'm talking about.

What tricks and time savers do you do?
Happy Planning!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Future Homemakers Free Resource!

This is a wonderful resource for helping teach your daughters how to become future homemakers.
And best of all is that it's free.
Check it out here.

Friday, June 18, 2010

OHC Summer Series Begins!

Over at the Handbook of Nature Study blog she is starting her summer series using the Handbook of Nature Study book.I highly recommend purchasing this book because it has soooo much information in it and she uses it for the studies she does for each season.

She offers her lessons for free on her blog but she also offers the whole thing in e-book format for you to download. It's completely up to you what you want to do.
This is a great hands on observational series.
So hop on over and check it out!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Intentional Planner!

My friend Sheri Graham has out done herself this year with her new Intentional Planner. I just received mine last week and I love it.

She thought of everything. And for those of us who homeschool year round, the calendar starts in July and goes through till the end of next year. YEAH!!

And it’s only $5.00.

And did I mention is customizable. Meaning you can type right into the planner and save it for later. I love that new feature.

Click on the picture if you want to check it out.



Getting Started!

Yes, I've probably completely lost my mind but here it is my 4th blog. LOL!
AND I had just set one up over at Homeschool Blogger but I'm finding that learning a whole new format is harder than I thought so I am switching to what I already know and that's blogger.
So Welcome!
This is going to be strictly a homeschooling blog. I wanted to post about our homeschool happenings and maybe encourage and be encouraged by all you homeschoolers out there.

Feel free to stop by any time. I am gearing up for the new school year and I'm very excited about sharing it with you all.