At 2:00am I thought I was getting my second wind, so I decided to make bookmarkers for the first two lessons of spelling. At 2:30am I thought they looked really great. Nice and big for a fifth grader. Now that I have had some sleep, I can see that they are REALLY huge and I forgot to put the lesson number on there. Good thing I only did two.
I am so excited to have this done. Now I have to do history, math, and the study of The Twenty-One Balloons book. Actually the book is almost done on paper, just need to type it up. Science I will probably just write out every other week or so.
Next I have to schedule my daughter's stuff. I have already done the LLATL and that one is the hardest. History and Science will be about the same as the boy's.
For Art I bought Art with A Purpose by Myron and Rachel Weaver. That will be easy to write out on just the weekly. One lesson per week . Last year we did the lessons on Donna's site, but I think dd#1 was a little young for it. The boy needs to do something for this year, but I don't know what. He really needs help .
Now I have to go to the Computer forum and ask how to make bookmarkers on landscape .
How are you doing on the scheduling.
We will know our "official" start date next week. Although we've been started for some time, we will "start" the same day the girl across the street starts Kindergarten. There are so many K's in our district that they start them on 2 different days.
I guess I've done more than it feels like.
I am wondering though...when it comes time to schedule the actual days, if I will find I have more happening than there is time to do them?
I still have several more to do yet, which I hope to finish today or tomorrow...then take a couple days for all the worksheets etc needed during that time frame, and file them.
THEN I should be able to keep up with it. Every week just add to my schedule and files of supporting material.
We've already started school but I still have to plan my daughter's history and health
I got out our history SOTW , I just hope we can make it to Greece. I think we will just do some reading and some coloring of pages and map work, leave everything else out. Then we will do more for Ancient Greece. I bought the History Pockets for it . Now I am trying to decide if I want to do two day or three days for history. I would like to do science three days a week. Seem like there is not enough time to do both. How do you schedule your history and science?
Guess I better get going. We will start school on the 25th or 26th as we will have some late summer guests. This is when ps starts and we usually follow that schedule.
In looking at what I have for my daughter to do I don't really have a whole lot of planning, English is planned out, just do one lesson a day, math - same, spelling - same, history - same, vocabulary - same. I have several science and geography unit studies already planned, just need to figure out when to do them and a little refining and I'm done.
Guess I have more ready than I thought! And I know I have way more than we could ever get done planned!!!
I bought Mystery Of History for this year and I think it is similar in format to SOTW. We will either do 1 hour each of science and history everyday or 2 hours of one every other day. 1st week M W F science, T Th history; 2nd week M W F history, T Th science; and so on alternating weeks. I will probably do the 2 hr block schedule.
Clear as mud?
guess I'd better start and figure it out
Still playing things by ear.
Oh wait !... I've already got these planned at the dy site. I must be done then
Just have to make those chore charts now
My boys do better w/shorter lessons, but we like to get into science a bit more. This would allow for the extra time in one subject while not getting behind in the other. THANKS!
I use the half size planners, some are from Donna. I kept my planner book on the computers bookshelf, but would not keep up with it. Two weeks ago I went to Target and bought a red (I like red ya know ) cookbook stand. My planner fits perfectly in it and is now open to the month on the counter.
Way to go Sheri. I was looking at our history last night and have decided to work with the SOTW and study the Jewish People. I am trying to schedule that out to start next week. This first week will be slow starting with just math, spelling, english, and science.