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  1. Sometimes it's nice to see past planning lists to get some ideas. I was only able to find threads going back to 2014 and I'm sure I didn't find them all, so if you have a link from anything before that please feel free to add it. ETA: Planning Wisdom links in another post below. Preschool/ Kindergarten 2020-2021 PreK - New 2020-2021 Kinder Planning PreK Planning Thread for 2018-2019 Pre-K 3 planning 2016-2017 K4 planning thread – 2016 K5 Planning Thread – 2015 PreK and K Plans? – 2017 Kindergarten planning 2018-2019 Kindergarten planning threa
  2. I've finished picking out what I want my 5th grader to use next year, and it's a lot of subjects. I hate making kids check the boxes on 9 or 10 subjects in a day. How would you organize all of this, whether in loops, or blocks, or alternating days or weeks? I appreciate any and all ideas! Oh and we only school 4 days per week. 1. Math: math mammoth 5 2. Latin: Latin for Children B 3. Writing: Writing & Rhetoric 2-3 4. Grammar: Rod and Staff 5 (I choose 36 lessons only) 5. Typing: online practice 6. Handwriting: NAC 1 7. Music: piano lessons/practice, Music Masters cds 8.
  3. Y'all. I'm feeling utterly lost. ODS is 10.5, YDS is 7 and we've always homeschooled. The boys refuse to public school because they want to be together and with me, even cranky me. I have ADHD and fairly certain ODS does too but we've never had him tested. I also suspect he's somewhere on the gifted scale (not profound). We're debating having him tested just to see where he's strengths lie and where we can better meet his needs. I struggle with pulling together all the subjects and curriculum choices. I'm not trying to be a Pinterest mom but I want to engage my kids, let them do interesting st
  4. I realize there is an 8th grade planning thread on the K-8 board. Thought we needed one here, too, for those that pop in more on the Logic Board. We are jumping into a new co-op for 8th grade to spice things up a bit for ds. It's a STEM co-op, so I think he'll enjoy it. I'm also streamlining our choices this year as I hope to have a part-time job. STEM Co-op Fall & Spring classes: SCIENCE: Physical Science with Lab and Aviation class Handcrafting with metal & leather (fun) Beginning Programming/Coding (fun) MUSIC: Guitar I & II At Home: MA
  5. PAGE #1 Welcome to High School Motherlode #1 -- the first "motherlode" of linked threads on high school topics. There is also a college motherlode of linked threads on preparing for/applying to/attending college AND a few post-high school topics that are NOT college related. Enjoy exploring the amazing collected wisdom of The Hive! (In case links break, I have listed threads by their original subject heading, and have also provided the original post date and poster for search in various ways.) Warmest regards, Lori D. topics linked in first 2 posts of this thread CREATED: Aug. 2
  6. I am considering dividing up the coming year's worth of lesson plans by week. To keep everything organized, I'd like to use a filing system. Does anyone have experience using such a method? What are the pros and cons? If you use such a system, do you have more than one child? If so, how do you divide among the children? What type of filing box or cabinet do you use? Any other advice? Thanks, Cindy
  7. Hello all, so glad to see that this is such an active forum! I am a HS mom of 3 ages 9, 6 and 3. I am going about things a bit differently this year and trying to have a more CM focus still using my Classical conversations materials as memory work. I am having a hard time making a schedule / time slot for all that is suggested in ambleside online or Easy Homeschooling. Wondering if anyone has a good suggestion for a day plan for teaching a 3rd and 1st grader. Any printable planners out there that you just love that are dummy proof and don't have a lot of spaces you end up not filling in or usi
  8. So I have seen the threads here about "done with planning", and similiar threads on other HSing forums I visit. Threads about what planners to buy, where to buy them, etc etc etc. I'm sitting here thinking "What am I missing?!?!:confused:". What are you planning? Why are you doing it for "first semester", etc? Doesn't your curriculum come with Teachers Guides, etc? How difficult can it be? Do one lesson, and then move on to the next...right? I don't normally plan full semesters in advance. Most of my curriculum is open and go. A few things we have done, say Apologia Elementar
  9. Ok, I posted this in the filing system thread but thought i would make a new thread for this question to get more responses. For those of you that schedule out the entire year, or even a few weeks or whatever at a time, how do you schedule subjects that you arent sure how many pages to do? I am trying to set up a basic MM schedule for DD but I have no clue how much she will be abe to do in a day/week. I divided up the number of pages/quizzes/and tests by 36 weeks and have a number in mind, but I have no idea if that will work out ok. So for you planners...do you think I should just
  10. I would love to see everyone's homemade blank weekly lesson plan forms. I have seached the internet for some, and just can't find anything that strikes me. So I thought it would be neat if we all shared forms we have created here. Here is one I created for pre-school/Kindergarten. It is supposed to have boxes for M-F but it didn't load that part. Michelle
  11. Who here really plans their year? Do you plan the whole year or in chunks? Do you make all the copies of stuff you'll need at one time? Do you buy any supplies you'll need before your year? How do you decide what you will cover? Do you do a goal type thing? Do you use a planner, paper, online? Basically I am looking for ideas and any would be welcome I am so tired of the unorganized what will we do this week situation I am dealing with. Yes I kinda have an idea on what I want to do but opinions from those who do this type of thing would be very helpful. Thanks
  12. I feel like I'm surrounded by super cool things that we could be doing, if only I pulled myself together enough to plan ahead and utilize the resources I have on hand. Instead, it's more like I have lots of cool stuff and great ideas and while I'm starting to plug some of that in I come across more cool stuff and great ideas, and then I start to plug some of that in and... You get the idea. Now here I am, with a house full of resources and a desire to plan to use more of them. I'm pretty set on using a modified workbox approach (file folders) to help with the day-to-day inclusion of cool s
  13. Has anyone seen the corresponding student agendas? There's one for middle-school and one for high school. Any reviews on these would be greatly appreciated! For those that bought The Well Planned Day last year, do you still like it after all these months? Did it live up to the hype? I sooo wanted to buy one but already had printed off schedule sheets so I held myself back. Now I'm looking at them for next school year. So what are your likes/dislikes about it? If you bought it, will you be buying it again? Why or why not?
  14. Hi! I'm not really a planner by temperament, but it seems like we stay on track better when I plan our lessons beforehand. So I finally bit the bullet last weekend and planned a week's worth of lessons. The kids got sick on Monday and stayed sick all week, and we did no school. This got me thinking, what if they had been only a little bit sick, and we did some of our plan? Do I just rewrite everything we didn't do in my planner for next week? Draw a million arrows? What if they're sick for two days? Draw a bunch of arrows until I run out of planned activities? This is the kind of stuff tha
  15. Anyone else? I see all this planning going on and it's making me nervous. I just ordered our curriculum. This is our most academically minded year yet. I've been thinking about how to plan for weeks. But, it just bogs me down. I finally decided on using 36 sheets of graph paper to outline my weeks, list supplies, make notes, keep track of reading lists....
  16. This is a general plan for our upcoming year. Naturally not everything will be done every day (e.g., science is only twice a week). Thanks for looking and I welcome and thoughts or feedback! :bigear: PS - I made the font small b/c it's a long list (given that there are four children), but it's also on my blog if you need a bigger font...) 4th Grader Math Mammoth (Multiplication 1, Division 1 & 4th complete) Writing Tales (when finished we'll do Igniting Your Writing) Journal writing - although they write in their journals whenever they want, once a week I do a structured writ
  17. Wow, I cannot believe I have a 6th grader! Just yesterday I was going through the origional WTM drooling over various grades and stages and now, well, I digress. Anyway, I am trying to put together my year and it seems lacking. Am I missing anything? First, we are doing Classical Conversations, Foundations and Essentials. So her subjects look like this: Memory/oral work-CC material and any Bible verses. Math -I am giving her a placement test for Singapore. Vocab -Vocabulary from Classical Roots (I think that is the title) Grammar - Essentials of the English Language Bible - Not
  18. What all should I include? I have a few books and sheets here that I love, but not all of them are put together to make it workable. I love so many sheets and parts of other books, just not one as a whole. So, I decided to pick and choose from what I have and put it all together. Then get is spiral bound. I want this to be a record of lesson plans, schedules, attendance, grades, curriculum used, goals, evaluation sheets, everything. So, if something ever happened that questioned our schooling I will have a record of it. So, what would you use/ include in this if you were making
  19. What is your favorite resource for planning? Do you have a favorite planning book that you use? I think I would prefer something on paper vs. computer. I think part of the reason I don't like open and go curriculums is because they are "open and go". I don't know what is coming next unless I sit down and read through it myself before doing it with the children. Thus, partly defeating the "open and go" of it :). Does that make sense to anyone???
  20. I am planning on using Real Science 4-Kids this coming year for my 2nd and 4th graders. Can anyone tell me how you break up the lessons for an entire year of study (summer 09 to summer 10)? I was thinking about covering chemistry, physics and biology I. About how many lessons per week would that be? Do you do the lab work/experiments on the same day you read? About how long will it take to cover a chapter? Any other info you think would be handy. Also I was going to buy the teacher's manual, student text and lab workbook for each subject area, is there anything else I'm missing? I saw the
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