29 August 2012

Gearing Up For the New {home}School Year

As I sit here at my desk this morning with a stuffy head and a scratchy throat, I am a bit overwhelmed at the planning I need to be doing.  We officially start back to school next Tuesday (the day after Labor Day) and I have not yet taken my usual whole day to do some serious lesson planning!

Where has the summer gone?!  And August?!  It has just been a blur!!

I am really excited about this year though!  Even though we haven't made many curriculum changes, we do have a few new things coming up.  Although the reason we're sticking with some of the same curriculum is that we love it so much.

Our "old faves" are Singapore Math, Total Language Plus, First Language Lessons, Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting, Story of the World, and Apologia science.  Our new choices and subjects include God's Great Covenant, Spanish, and piano.  You can read more about our choices for this year here.

Now to just figure out how to fit it all in!

I love how The Well-Trained Mind breaks down each subject into practical time frames and I will be using that as my guide.  Also, several moms from the Schoolhouse Review Crew are sharing this week on  how they "fit it all in".  I'll definitely be taking notes!  It's always a trick to fit in all of those "extras" that we love so much.

And now I'm off to plan!


Nicole said...

We are still working on our daily schedule, but I think what we have is working well. Sometimes we change up a subject, just because I see that one of them needs a change. As long as we get it all done, then we're all good!!

Have a great first day next week!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Thanks, Nicole!

Lesson planning is always a work-in-progress, isn't it? :)