I think I have everything fleshed out for my 10 year old! I had an epiphany this afternoon, I won't go into it, but suffice to say he needs structure even if he doesn't know it, and he still needs me to "lay a feast."
Anyways, we are both excited about this, so hopefully it pans out next year.
Ds (turning 11)
Math: Jacobs & Real World Algebra
Science: Astronomy & Earth Science - Uzinggo, Great Courses Plus, Story of Science, and joining a local Astronomy club
History: second half of Hakim history along with pin it maps and big fat notebook US history
Writing: BW (passion for fiction online, we also need to finish up FO) he also does an after school creative writing program
Grammar: MCT literature level
Lit: mix of modern and classics, BW early British literature Bommerang bundle
Art: You are an artist chalk pastels
Music: piano, producing in finale and garage band, hip
Dd & Ds (turning 7)
Math: Singapore with lots of fun supplements
Bravewriter & BYL for language arts & history
Science: interest led, DD is big into science
Art: with big brother
Piano & violin
Soccer and gymnastics
Maybe I can sleep now.
I love your 'lay a feast' analogy. And I totally get that need for some structure.
That's kind of what I do these days.
Each weekend I write a one-page plan for the upcoming week. So, it's nothing too detailed, but it has 3 sections:
1) Daily must-dos
- things like piano, guitar, fitness, some writing, whiteboard maths, some independent reading
- this list is always the same and very vague, but ensures there's some variety
2) Get it done sometime this week list
- things like a lesson from Mapping the Body with Art, a couple of chapters from LoF Chemistry, watch a particular documentary, read some chapters from a certain book, research a certain part for an essay,
- this list varies every week. I try to mix up the 'feast' that is offered.
3) Options to fill the rest of the time
- things like crochet, cooking, woodwork, macrame, puzzles, more reading, more working on her novel
I often also stipulate the options for the daily writing eg one day work on your novel, one day do dictations, one day do an exam-style essay question, one day do a writing challenge.
So, there's a feast of options, but a loose overall structure.
It's actually the most structured we've been to date (5+ years of homeschooling now).
It's sorta kinda working....for now.
Good luck with your structured feast, Amber.