Early preparation for 2012-2013 school year is underway. After considering the needs of each child I began shopping. First shopping location is my own bookshelves. Using items we already have is resourceful and surprisingly exciting. One end of our formal dinning table is covered with next years selections. By laying my resources out I can see what I have and mark those items off the needed list. This way I can make the most of the money I have while shopping for the remaining items. This year I plan to see how much I can save by shopping from used book stores and book sales. Each year I hear of people finding cool resources for cheap, so this year I am joining the ranks of frugal curriculum shoppers.
As you can see there is a lot already here. A lot of the items are new but there are quite a few that were already on our shelves. Thankfully, I need less than I thought. Had I not pulled out what I plan to use next year certainly, I would have overspent. Each topic is labeled and as each resource is secured it goes on top of the stack. Once all the resources are in house I can start mapping out the year.
This years planning has been a different experience for me. Luckily I found this little book and it has made the entire planning process a lot smoother. Instead of being overwhelmed by how to schedule all the wonderful resources, I am eager to sit down and map out each child’s path.
I will do a later post on mapping out the year. Until then, take care.