Homeschool agendas, huh? You mean we are suppose to have an agenda planned out? LOL!
This year we have added a new student to our school year. I have volunteered to teach dear friends of ours, 8th grade daughter, her bloggy name will be Tomboy. She fits in just beautifully in with our family, schedule and helps me out with the little ones. It has been a true blessing for everyone.
This is our 5th week of school. Yippee! I love to get ahead so during the Fall/Christmas season we can truly enjoy the joyous season. My plan is to take off from the week of Thanksgiving until after the New Year. Of course, we will do holiday stuff and continue with our daily bible. This is the season for the boys to play outside. The weather is perfect for exploring and indulging in God’s creations.
We have adapted the principle approach into several of our subjects this year. This is an on-going learning experience. Slowly, we will eventually implement the principle approach to all subjects. We are very much a Charlotte Mason type home school family, too. We use a lot of her methods. No textbooks just real living books. Also, we use the notebook/lapbook method instead of workbooks.
I put together most all of our curriculum. It works much better for us. Since I tend to be a perfectionist, I get myself in a tiffie if we get behind or don’t complete something that is suggested. Putting together my own lessons plans is more time consuming, but it’s all so worth it to me. I use many different resources. You can check them out here.
Also, we do topical studies instead of trying to fit in health, science, history, and geography each week. This has been a blessing to our homeschool. We can dig deeper if the childrens interest peeks or we can study the minimal. We implement all the studies into one topic. We are currently studying the American Revolution.
I don’t tend to categorize my children into grades, but if you must Tomboy and the boys are in 8th, 6th, 5th, 2nd, and Pre-K. Punkie is only 19 months.
So, I guess that is my agenda. Check out other homeschool mommies agendas here.