pamodd Posted November 12, 2012 Share Posted November 12, 2012 Hi friends, I'm a first-year homeschooling mom--having pulled my 2nd grader out of school. We also have a Kinder and pre-schooler. I'm looking for some advice as I think I'm lacking confidence at this moment. . . Our science plan for this year, based on the suggestions of The Well-Trained Mind, is to do 20 weeks of unit studies on animals, 10 weeks on the human body, and 6 weeks on plants. Going with this plan I started the year strong with animals, thinking we would focus on 20 different ones, then move onto the body in the winter months, and plants in the spring. Now I don't know if this is me losing focus of my original plan, getting distracted by cute-themey projects on Pinterest, or if some adaptation would have been good for me to consider in my summer-planning months, because now I'm looking back wishing I would have made a better map of year better so that we would have incorporated more "fall" into our studies. For example, I wish we would have done the life-cycle of an apple tree (plants) during September, owls and bats (animals) around Halloween, and how pumpkins grow (plants) during October, instead of plowing through animals as we have been doing. And upon this realization, I'm starting to panic--like, I've screwed up my kids because I didn't teach them about Johnny Appleseed in September, and Halloween is past, so we've missed the window for owls!!And I can't wait til next year, because next year's science studies will be on earth science and astronomy!! But then this other voice in my head is telling me to CALM DOWN! :) What are your thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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