Okay here it is the second half of planning your school year. Things to remember:
- Make a road map. Take a sheet of paper and divide it write all the months of the year and jot down all the major events taking place during that time. This will give the opportunity to plan around major events that can be stressful. You could take that month or a few weeks off and resume school once things have settled a bit more.
- Decide what topics can be combined, list your resources and set that to the side for later.
- Find a calender and figure out you would like your school year to be scheduled. You can use three semesters, four terms it doesn't matter but find a fit that suits your family needs.
- Take a piece of paper and divide it. Since my year is broken into three semesters I took a scrap sheet of paper and planned my resources according to three thirteen week semesters. You will break all of your resources down this way. If you have a topic that will only be taught in semester three for example then you would list that subject and resource only in semester 3.
- If you are using multiple additional books for topics like history or science. Once you find out how many chapters need to be covered during that semester you will only focus on that's semesters additional literary resources. Some should be read alouds while others should be independent reads.
- You will follow this format for each subject until you are finished. Once each child's indiviual topics are covered go back and plug in the combined topics we mentioned in step two. These topics can be down once and then plugged in simply to each child's year.
Join me next time as we take our year and break it down into weekly or daily schedules.