We began our official new year on Monday. Everything is progressing beautifully. Only a few tweaks is great for me. (I've been doing well controlling that ugly perfectionist, Type A side.) The children are so excited and just eating the new material up. I've actually had to explain atoms including structural models and the periodic table to 5 year olds! They just blow my mind everyday with the questions they ask and how they relate this info to that material. It's truly amazing. It's times like this that I am so thankful to Allah that I have been given the opportunity to teach my children. Who would I be if I never got to experience watching them grow and develop into the young people that they have and are becoming?
We are year-round homeschoolers, by the way. My plan is to homeschool in 11 week semesters or terms. After each term we will have a 2 week break. During the break, I would like to say that we will continue our spiritual class time and reading and math practice/instruction. After a week in, I don't think we'll be doing anything! Our workload is pretty tough, so I want to give them a real break. Plus it will give me a chance to work on lesson plans. Speaking of lesson plans, I honestly thought I would never, ever, ever write a lesson plan. The whole idea just seemed so boring! Well the more I worked on our year at a glance schedule, the more I saw the need to break the material down even further. I also somehow overlooked the fact that I will have to do this all over again with Babygirl, so do I really want to reinvent the wheel in a few years? NO! So I 've started lesson planning. It's really not as bad as I thought. I use them just as a guide, nothing is set in stone.
So over the next few days expect a plethora of homeschool posts as I think my way through our routine, OUT LOUD!