Good Morning Lovelies! If you follow me on instagram, then you probably know I am in full planning mode for our next school term. We are year round homeschoolers, which means we do school all year long, taking breaks throughout the year. We just finished our first full year of doing school this way and it has been such a blessing to our family. I love the freedom it offers us. When doctor appointments or field trip opportunities come up, I don't stress, since I know I plan for these days when school doesn't happen. It also helped me when we took about a month off after my dear brother passed away in November and a bit more time in March when I had a miscarriage. That was a very difficult time for me, so we only did a little each day. We kept a simple schedule, since that is what I could handle at the time. I am thankful I was able to have that luxury to grieve in my own time. I am ready for a fresh start though. I am ready for a new school year.
Those littles are ready for new challenges and some fun units of study. I recently asked them each to make a list of the things they want to learn this next year. Science, sewing, Percy Jackson, American Girl, History of Native Americans, and experiments made the list. It was fun to have a starting off point for my planning. I lesson plan a unit at a time, which means I plan for about 4-6 weeks at a time. This helps me be accountable and organized in everything we are doing.
All the homeschoolers out there, what are you doing to gear up for a new school year? I'd love to visit any posts you've written or favorite blogs. Leave the links in the comments below.
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