…Still Searchin’, Still Decidin’, not Quite Organized Yet…
It makes me nervous when we’re 5-ish weeks away from the start of school, and I don’t have my curriculum nailed down. Well, I just checked the calendar, and since I’ve decided to start on Sept 10, that makes it six weeks minus one day until we start. Still. That seems a short time off.
This coming school year, Ethan (5th grade) is going to continue Sonlight Core 3, doing more on his own than ever before so that I can do Core 1 with Grant (3rd grade) and Wesley (1st grade).
I know I’m also going to do Singapore Math with Ethan, which I haven’t yet ordered. Same with Grant. For Wes, we’re going to rip through his Singapore Earlybird that we didn’t get through last year because Wesley’s writing skills weren’t up to par. (His mental math skills, though, are fabulous.)
For science, I still haven’t settled exactly on which texts I’m going to use with Ethan. I have it “narrowed” down to seven from which I still need to choose. He is going to be doing Earth Science, emphasis on Geology, further emphasis on Rocks & Minerals. For Wes & Grant, I’ll do the Sonlight Science 1 which isn’t fabulous, but is solid (and free, since I already have the materials).
For English, we will continue Ethan’s trip through Rod & Staff English 4, which we only got 2/3 of the way through last year. In defense of my slowness, Ethan also did a lot of other English activities, including journalling and additional spelling work. Grant is only about 5% of the way through Rod & Staff English 2; he’s been behind on his English due to fine motor/writing issues, as well. For Wes, I think I’ll probably do Explode the Code, in addition to continuing First Language Lessons.
So. Still to do is
- Decide on a science curric for Ethan
- Get our Core 1 stuff out of storage, and organize it
- Order Maths for E & G, and ETC for Wes
Hm. I guess that doesn’t sound like so much. Still. I don’t like it hanging about my conscience, telling me, “You’re not ready for school yet, Karen!”