For those of you who are homeschooling, NOW is the time to start planning. It is easy to plan if you do it in increments. I started a few weeks ago and am here to give those of you homeschooling a gentle nudge to think about next year (I know my Down Under readers are just starting a new school year now, so all of you can tuck this post away for September or so!)
If you are like me and have been through the curriculum, you probably have a good idea what you are teaching in blocks for each grade or general thematic ideas by month for kindergarten. If not, grab some resources and start figuring out the big picture and the big themes for the year you are teaching!
Get out your calendar! And know your homeschool laws! How many days do you have to teach? What do you have to document and turn in? When will you stop and start and take vacation? How many days a week will you teach? Do you need extra time around the holidays or at the end of the school year when the energy is expansive and everyone is just “done”?
Now plan out your blocks. Just what block will come first, what block will come second, etc. How many weeks will each block take?
Start making lists of needed books and supplies by block. Think about your budget and what you can order when.
I have started. You start too!