Forgive me some more… but I still haven’t found my info on the steps to homeschooling… it IS in the room that I plan on re-discovering today.
As I mentioned before, Sam has already started school again. I was going to let this week end first, but NOOOO she just had to get going. Good thing I had a new game plan, and finished putting it together over the weekend.
I was running into a bit of a problem. She’s done almost all of the Kindergarten stuff. I realized that a lot of her work was first grade level. So, I went to Learning Page and downloaded the first grade “Ocean’s Unit”. (Print, Print, Print) Then I took all her workbooks (two math books and two reading/spelling books) and tore the pages out. I figured, in my head, that we had done 1/2 the year, and since public school is 180 days, that means we have 90 days left. So I split the workbooks sheets into 90 days. It was tricky, but I did the best I could. We ended up with 33 days worth of work, yep thats it. So we’ll do them twice a week. The oceans study is only 10 lessons long… so we’ll do that twice a week through January. And if I throw in one of the five senses each week then we have five days of school a week, and I’m “planned” through the end of January. The last Friday we’ll pull all our sheets together and make a few lapbooks out of our work. Phew… then what…
I was flipping through my “What every….should know” book and found a few topics that we “know” but could use a good lesson in, like magnets… that could be fun… or making a weather vane… so I might could fill up some of February. Then what?
What are you supposed to do when you run out of stuff to do? I know I can fill it up with reading and trips and such.
But do you just fill it with misc. stuff? Do you move on to the next grade? Do you find a cool long term project to do? Start Summer break early?
I know it won’t always be like this. Something will come along to slow her down. Maybe I’m missing something….