A few days ago Facebook’s On This Day thing told me that I had finished my lesson planning for the 2016-17 school year on that day last year. This year… Not. Even. Close.
But I have been working on them!
I’ve got grammar, spelling, and vocabulary for all of them and Adrian’s writing all done. Now I’m working on Cameron’s creative writing. We’re going to use The Well-Trained Mind’s Creative Writing I and it just has the lessons divided into 36 full weeks all at once so I’m having to split it up into daily activities however it makes sense to me.
I made a list of what subjects I still need to plan and I’m pretty sure our 2017-18 school year plans will be done sometime before 2019.
I’m making progress on lesson planning finally. I think I’ve got what we’re going to used all picked out, I’ve got the calendar set and the days off picked, and now I’m doing the actual lesson plans. That’s the part, along with pre-reading, that takes forever.
Currently, I’m making the lesson plans for grammar and spelling. We’re going to use Fix It! Grammar (The Nose Tree). All the boys will do it together on the awesome new whiteboard I got. They’ll do the parts of speech labeling and vocabulary and copying and everything as written and then they will use colored dry erase markers to do the letter chunk marking like they have learned to do in Spelling You See over the last couple years.
Also, check out the beautiful new maps I got. They are huge! I splurged and got the laminated kind. Definitely worth it. The paper ones we’ve had on the wall (and use surprisingly frequently) for the last three years were getting pretty grungy so it was definitely time for new ones.