Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Vacation Is Half Over!!

I woke up the other day and suddenly realized that summer is half over for us. I broke out into a cold sweat when I realized that the first day of school is only about a month away. This is my first year to teach both kids at home. I've had it easy the last two because my son was attending a private preschool in the mornings three days a week. So I'm a little nervous.

But I've got a plan. I'm going to combine a few of the subjects and teach them History, Geography, Spanish, Music, Art, and Science jointly. They will have separate Reading and Math lessons, and my daughter will also have Spelling and Grammar.

Although I have pretty much settled on the curricula I plan to use, I haven't finished purchasing all of them! Naturally, this adds to my stress level.

Plus, I am planning to incorporate some new practices, including a variation of this calendar board. (I'm working out my own bilingual materials.)

And I am toying with the idea of using the workbox system, but modifying it to fit our needs. I love how organized it is, but our lessons are very interactive and I have to be there to help direct sometimes, so I wouldn't set it up quite the same way.

I have tentatively scheduled August 29th as our first day back to school.

Eeek!

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