Less than a week until school starts.
Shepherd is going into kindergarten.
Jude is going into 1st grade.
Isabelle into 2nd.
Sophie into 3rd.
Dalton into 5th.
And Asher into 7th. At home.
Yes, I’ll be starting a second year of homeschooling Asher. A statement, just a few years ago, I thought I’d never, ever make. We’re not continuing to homeschool because we had such great success with it last year. I mean, Asher had great success in that he loved it. Loved being home. Loved being finally rid of his constant stomach aches. But I? Fell a bit, well… short. And that’s probably a pretty big understatement.
Let’s just say, I’m not a very organized person. And I don’t like making schedules. Or planning anything in advance.
I know, it’s sad. But it is my reality.
In addition to my lazy bone, though, God blessed me with a big dose of optimism. Which means I’m so very hopeful that this year will be better. That I’ll be better.
I thought I’d found a solution in Switched on Schoolhouse, which handles much of the planning, organizing and grading. But alas, it only runs on Windows based computers. And we’re an Apple-only household.
Lifepac Language Arts, History and Geography :: Apologia Science :: Wordly Wise :: Teaching Textbooks
Sooo, this is the curriculum I’ve chosen so far for this year. And I just decided to add Foundations in Personal Finance by Dave Ramsey (we *heart* Dave Ramsey). A few of these are new to me, namely Teaching Textbooks and Lifepac. If you’ve used these, what are your thoughts? Any suggestions appreciated.
And what I need most is a plan to get and stay organized. Simple, basic and, preferably, easy. I have a planner for Asher, but what about me? How do you prepare, plan and track your kiddos schoolwork?