Sunday, August 05, 2007

Homeschool Open House 2007

Less of Me - More of Him has started a homeschool open house for everyone to share about their homeschooling plans for the coming year. More than 150 homeschoolers have already shared their plans, so I thought I'd add mine. It's something I've been meaning to do anyway!
We have one child, a daughter who is almost 7. We decided to homeschool her around the age of 3, so she's been homeschooled from the start. This will be her "2nd grade" year - our 3rd year of "real" homeschooling.
I've been pretty laid back and flexible the past 2 years, and plan to stick to more of a schedule this year. We do most of our homeschooling at the kitchen table, on the couch, or with Alexandra at her "desk." In the past, we've been very busy with field trips, but I plan on cutting back on those this year.
We've never stuck to a daily schedule, but this is our plan for the coming year:
  • 7:30 - wake up Alexandra!
  • 8:30 - breakfast and Bible time
  • 9:00 - math
  • 9:45 - reading
  • 10:15 - language arts (spelling, grammar, handwriting, narration, dictation, etc)
  • 11:00 - KONOS
  • 12:00 - lunch
  • 12:30 - KONOS
  • 2:00 - done!!!
For math, we are using Horizons for the first time. We are using AVKO's Sequential Spelling, LLATL, and a variety of other things for language arts. And, we are using the online KONOS co-op for science and history. This is a very fast paced, fun group that should help me stick on schedule.

One day per week Alexandra will be taking enrichment classes. And, she'll also be taking karate 3 times per week, gymnastics 1 time a week, and probably continuing with Keepers (which is like Girl Scouts).

That's our plan! So, check back if you'd like to see how we're doing. We are opening the school doors on August 2oth!


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love seeing other people's schedules. That looks great. I hope to follow the same time frame.

Anonymous said...

It looks great and I like the idea of posting things on the blog and creating a scrapbook at the end of the year. I homeschool three sons ages 11,6,and 2 and we try to follow a schedule but some days it just doesn't do well. We have created some great memories these last several years. Have a great year with your daughter and may God bless you all!

Hanley Family said...

We just drew up a sort of a schedule today...don't know that I'll be posting it. I'm not good at following them and don't want the constant reminder of my shortcomings...

But I had to leave a comment, Dana, from a fellow Dana. We Danas gotta stick together!

God bless!

Melissa Markham said...

It sounds like you all will have a great year! I have heard great things about KONOS!

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