Here in the Deep South, many homeschoolers will be starting school again in a few weeks. I love this time of anticipation of fall, and am looking forward to heading back into some more rhythm. The children seem ready as well, so we will continue to enjoy nature and all her summertime glory (and fall glory too, with camping and trips to the beach in the fall), but I am feeling more ready to get going!
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite resources for planning:
Here is the Math By Hand blog – Marin’s blog series goes through first and second grade at this point pretty day by day. Lots of wonderful ideas for hands-on math and she also finds really wonderful links!
Chalkboard drawing: This link takes you to seventh grade, but use the menu to find the essence of each grade and see drawings: My favorite chalk (and it does say it is not chalkboard chalk, but I have used it for years that way without problems) is here /
This blog has Grade 1-7 and it is fun to look at for inspiration. I also like Sheila’s blog and Rachel’s blog and the blog by Rick Tan and his family over at Syrendell. There are also a couple of general homeschooling blogs I like to check on.
My “on paper” plans are fairly well done – but now we move into the “doing”. I am making props and backgrounds for stories for kindergarten; checking on supplies for seventh grade physics and geometry; working on active games for fourth grade math.
Most places in the United States and around the world start school at a different time than August, so many of you are probably still planning. I hope it is going well for you! I would love to hear about where you are.