Well, since this blog is supposed to be about our 'Homeschooling Journey', I thought it might just be a good idea to begin sharing our homeschool plans!
This year, I'm down to homeschooling only four children. FOUR! That'll be half of my children - with my oldest four either moved out of home, or studying at TAFE. Well, technically, my 18yo and 17yo aren't 'quite' finished - we still have a few things to complete, but for the most part, they'll be focussing on their TAFE studies.
So what will they be completing?
Daniel (18) willl finishing up the following:
Literacy Lessons from Lord of the Rings, and
Catholic Morality, and
For Helena (17), the same, but we'll also be completing her Home Economics course as well. However, her main focus will be on music - besides a music course at TAFE, she will also be spending much of her time at the conservatorium with private lessons and her various ensembles.
As to the rest - it's time to begin re-assessing our goals, and putting together our plans. There is much we will continue to use, such as:
Maths - Life of Fred and / or Teaching Textbooks
Writing - IEW (probably a theme-based writing book this year)
Spelling - The Phonetic Zoo
Grammar - Growing with Grammar
Science - Apologia Science and Science in the Creation Week (Dr Jay Wile)
Australian History - Australia, The Wide Brown Land for Me! and Australian History-Based Writing Lessons
Latin - Latina Christiana
The rest needs a little more planning! These are just my initial thoughts at this stage - and I'm just now beginning to put it all down into a workable plan. I'll put up our timetables as I work it all out.
How about you? Are you ready for the new schooling year?