Apparently I like lists and laid out plans. 😐
This goes against my rebellious nature to do what I want without something or someone telling me what to do when. I know this about myself, yet I still fight it.
Today I gave in. Today I laid out 3 months of plans for every M-F of the week. For 3 months. You can ask me what I’m doing on any given M-F between now and the end of December and I could tell you.
Concerning homeschooling that is.
I had really hoped I’d be able to be that homeschooling parent that sort of threw caution to the wind and came up with something educational everyday, taking every experience as it came, gleaning all the knowledge from it that we could…. and enjoying it every step of the way being confident that my children wouldn’t end up completely deficient.
Well, clearly that’s not me.
I like to know a plan. I like to compare what I’m doing to said plan. I like to have an outline, and things laid out for me, telling me what to do. I can rise to that, I just can’t create the plan on my own.
Christian Cottage did it for me. Hee Heeeeeeeee. (that makes me happy!)
The curriculum came….last week sometime I think??? And just today I sat down to look at it. Oh yeah. I was putting it off. It felt daunting. Up until now we’ve been doing that whole scenario I described above…. with some math workbooks incorporated and some other good books I had ordered that came in. More along the lines of bible history at a kids level. Very excited about those. Although one child seems quite fascinated with King Herod and I’m not quite sure what to think about that. 😕
Anyway, I decided to transfer the plans from the binder onto my honkin wall calendar so I know what is ahead of me. It feels GOOOOOOD to know I can see it all in front of me. And to have a list of books I need for this particular month all laid out as well…so I can just go to the library, grab those books, and know I have all the reading material for the month. I love that for the experiments and crafts and things, there is also a list of supplies for me already done.
Clearly, I am a lover of the lists.
So, starting next Monday, the 11th, we start our first month of study…Roots and Relations. Looks to be a lot of fun!
Hopefully I’ll keep y’all posted through here. 😉
Some homeschool friends have told me that the first year will mostly be trial and error, figuring out what works for us as a family.
They weren’t kidding!