Hello and Welcome!Nettiegirl wrote:Hello, I'm Nett. First time HSing this month...whenever I get my head wrapped around everything.
I've got three kiddos beginning 9th, 3rd, and kinder.
My question is: how do I plan what subjects when? Kinder and 3rd grade have their own curriculum, so no real overlap. The oldest will probably work independently quite a bit, but I don't wanna leave him completely on his own.
All advice appreciated!
I'll start the conversation. Had your kids been in public school before this year? I'm always interested in people's story on how they came to start homeschooling!
I would advise starting with Adventures for your 3rd grader. It is a fun year written for just that age!
Kindergarten doesn't take very long to teach, and you can then let your Kinder student join in on most of the fun stuff in Adventures. You wouldn't have to do all the art and music and science from both curriculums. Just choose one art for the day and do it with both of your younger ones together. Family learning is fun!
Have you looked at a sample of the curriculum? I pretty much just follow the grid down the left side, doing the subjects in the order they appear. I am not one to have a strict start time, but many do. When we get started I begin with Bible as it is scheduled on the grid, and keep going until we have worked through all the subjects. I don't have to put a lot of thought into it, thanks to the awesome structure the author's have developed.
Have to go for now, maybe chat more tomorrow,