Changes: New Ideas For Our Homeschool Planning

This year our homeschool planning will not look the way it has in previous years.

In the past we always seemed to coast through the year on good intentions and lots of books. Instead of extensive pre-planning, I mostly recorded what we did after the fact. We followed tons of rabbit holes, and got off track {and then back on again} all the time. 

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Lately, however, I am craving more structure to what we do. I have two middle school students this year {6th and 8th} and my youngest has reached the grade where expectations {at least in our homeschool} tend to be kicked up a notch {3rd}.

I do not want to simply come up with a list of topics to study  and order some workbooks and wing it. I want to lesson plan. I want to have a list of books prepared before the school year starts. I want to have a plan of what we will explore when, and approximately how long it will take. I want to start with some sense of order. I want goals.

In the past we always seemed to coast through the year on good intentions and lots of books. Lately, however, I am craving more structure to what we do. Click To Tweet

Of course this means a lot more work for me. But, it is exactly the kind of “work” I enjoy doing, so, yay?

We still have about ten days left in our current school year, and then we will be taking a brief break before diving back in. I am using this time to research, write notes, check out potential new spine books, and compose a reading list for each subject. 

What does your homeschool planning look like? Do you have any lesson-planning tips to share?

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