Last week was our first week back to school after the holidays. It was also our first week using the new planners (and plans!) that I was hoping would make things a bit easier.
It didn’t go as badly as it could have, but it didn’t go quite as smoothly as I’d hoped, either. We didn’t finish everything every day. In fact…we didn’t finish everything after the first day. lol
But it was a learning experience, and I did learn from it. I learned that I need to start allowing more time than I think I need to do things, and therefore, I also need to cut back on what we do every day. I also learned/decided that I need to, once more, change the planning process.
So for this upcoming week, what I’ve done is put in the reading we’ll definitely be doing every day. I’ve also put in a couple of other things that we’ll be definitely doing. Then, what I will do is, depending on how the current day has gone, add on to the next day whatever we might want to add. Sometimes it might be a carryover of work that didn’t get finished on the current day, other times it might be new work that I’m certain we can manage to do, along with whatever else is on the schedule.
I also think that it might be time for me to seriously look into figuring out how to get subjects to do double duty. I know there are people who manage to cover language arts with history or whatever, and it’s time for me to figure out how they do that. With that thought in mind, do you have any suggestions for that? Do you make subjects do double duty? Which subjects, and how?
On another note, I’m working on some future blog ideas. One is how you can make money while homeschooling. I’m looking for homeschooling parents who also have an income – whether from an outside job, a talent that you use to make money, or something else. If you’d be interested in answering some questions and being quoted in that post, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.