Organization of my school year

the carnival of homeschooling has a theme for this week of
all about logistics: the organizing of your day, week, and year in terms of homeschooling, extracurricular activities, and everything else that you fit into your life.
The basic plan that I use with homeschooling is to so as much of it for free as I can. So we do a much on the computer as we can, or using books that I've picked up from here and there, as well as quite a bit of oral work. I assume that over time I'll to do more paperwork, but for now he's six and if I can ask him in his head what 1 + 6 is and get seven for a verbal answer it's all good. We'll be going to the library more often this year I hope, like every other week or so. I plan to use extensively a variety of links that I've listed over here as well as utilizing the work of this site.

So for the past two weeks I've been working on organizing my schooling. I only have one student so that makes it easier for me.

Monday is hubby's day off so we don't do a whole lot that day. In the mornings before we leave we'll be doing some math and then in the evening he has gymnastics.

For the rest of the week there will be some things that we do daily.
like Read for 1/2 hour, do chores, and go out for at least 1/2 hour of exercise.

Tuesday will be our science day also with some book work.

Wednesday we'll do some more math but our focus will be on Art.

Thursday we'll work on unit studies that we get from Amanda Bennett (we do reviewing for them). And it will also be our Field Trip day.

Friday we'll work on whatever we want to do as well as look at geography, history of the various topics we'll be using as a base for study.

I LOVE doing things around a base of study.
September: Transportation
October: Continents of the World
November: Canada
December: Christmas, extra Science
January: Snow, winter
February: Character Studies
March: Pioneers
April: Construction
May: Insects
June: Rocks, Archaelogy etc

Within all of this we'll do history, English, spelling, memory work, Geography and what not.

Now like anything the best laid plans can be lead astray or changed, but.. we'll work on things and see how it goes.


  1. This sounds like a great way to organize your studies! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. This looks like a good plan -- I love your unit topics!


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