Monday, April 8, 2013

Planning our next homeschool year

Recently I have started planning Guggy's first grade year. We have been using Horizons for math, but with little success. Mid-year, we switched over to the Math Made Easy books and we are finishing up with that. I will be using that for our math. We also switched over to a sight words book that allows him to write the word and make his own sentences. This has greatly encouraged his reading skills in just a few short weeks.

I am debating on staying independent and being more involved with our county's homeschool group next year or joining a homeschool assistance program in a nearby school district. I'm not sure what I want to do for certain. I am certainly tired of changes in our lives (we've moved and had a surprise baby in the last year!) so I am not sure how far I will go with this yet.

As Sissy has grown and matured over the last year, she has demonstrated abilities far beyond her age. My current plan is to start her in kindergarten this fall, at age 4. I am not sure how well it will work with her attention span and ability to cooperate, but she has blown any preschool work out of the water. She can identify sight words along with her older brother sometimes.

Currently, I am planning on finishing up our homeschool year in the next 8 weeks if all goes according to schedule. We have one school district that does a 9 weeks on, 2 weeks off and shortened summer vacation which we have been sort of following so far. It has worked well when we've needed a break.

Have you started planning out your next homeschool year yet or are you just wrapping things up for this year?

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