Saturday, May 23, 2009

Next year

You know you're a homeschool mom when you get excited about the school year ending because it means you get to start planning next year! :-)

I know I'm not alone in this, so don't act like you don't know what I mean. Although we have a couple real weeks left in our school year (and those may stretch a little further into June as these last couple weeks have been less productive than I had anticipated), I have begun eagerly making plans for next school year.

In fact, I'm having so much fun doing all this planning and dreaming that I hope to write a series here on prepping for the upcoming year. Budgeting, curriculum planning, scheduling, list making . . . Ah, I'm in dreamland! The more I spend on this step, the more successful our school year, especially on those "come what may" days.

In putting together my plans for Exploring Creation With General Science I once again came across and was so impressed I had to grab her button and stick it on my site. I've been to her site before, but had not spent nearly enough time to fully appreciate all she has available.

If you are looking for a fantastic FREE resource for schedules, handwriting, lab sheets, nature notebooks, certificates, calendars, reports, etc., etc. you need to check out her site. She has over ten years of compiled material available for you to tap into. I almost wasted my own time putting these things together, and went there and found so much of my work already done for me.


amada said...

I KNOW what you mean! We are just now closing in on our last 6 weeks of this year AOy4 (we school year round), and I can't wait to start a fresh new year! I think my boys are excited as well. We've learned so much this year, but we're ready for NEW books!

Speaking of DonnaYoung and wasting time, that is like the number one time wasting time site out there for me!! I can't stop looking at all those charts! I love lists and charts!! I can't get enough of them. I always download them all and end up using none of them... one problem is remembering what I've downloaded in order to actually use it... the other is finding the chart/list that is EXACTLY what I need so that I'll actually USE it! I always end up making my own, revamping them several times throughout the year. I think it's kind of therapeutic to make my own charts and lists :) heheheh. so much for time saving!

We continue to be on the same page with all the thoughts you've expressed lately.

Tarapoto, Peru

Courtney said...

Ooh, I'm so glad you lined Donna Young. Someone at our co-op told me about the site and I wrote it on a scrap paper and seem to forget to look it up when I'm online. I've bookmarked it now!

I'm also looking forward to the fall and the co-op's June bookfair. I am seriously so excited for this!