Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Next years planing is starting

I am looking at things for next year already, actually I have been for several weeks.

I know we are child led, that just works for us right now.  Our plan is to go to the Unschooling convention in May and then the WHO convention in June.  That's the plan right now anyways.  We are still trying to justify $300 for a hotel room for the Unschooling convention.  Well, let me clarify, old practical me is trying to justify it, hubby and Bear already are planing on it. 

I need a bit more accountability, or to get a plan and stick with it.  I need it for myself.  I'm not saying I need to have the subjects planned and all ready for me, but I need to have a certain time and some idea of what we will be doing.  So far work books are not our thing, Sarah isn't even a HUGE fan of color or activity books.  That may change.  That being said though, we are looking for something that isn't based solely on workbooks and work sheets.  A little bit is fine, but not solely based on that.  I have looked at the following ideas on curriculum, seriously.
I have also signed up to Lesson Pathways and I am looking forward to exploring the site more.  I have so many things at home that I have been collecting, I know I could also just go it myself, but I need to have some sort of plan in action.  This year has been fun for Sarah as we have went down all sorts of rabbit trails, but momma needs a bit more planing.

I would love to hear what you have planned or what you did with your fun loving 5 year old.

I know we have reached all fine motor and sensory motor benchmarks for the 60 month to kinder aged child and Sarah is only 4 1/2.  Our gross motor needs a bit more work, particularly stairs.  I didn't realize 5-6 year old should be in a structured physical activity 60 minutes a day, or that they need to run 50-75 yards without stopping.  We will begin working on that skill for the next year.  We will also begin to focus on the food pyramid.  Surprisingly, most of the social and developmental benchmarks we passed long ago.   Other goals and needs we have we will be working on firming up as the spring nears its end.  Mid August and the start of our school year seems so far away, but it really isn't.  It's never too early to start thinking and planing.....

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  1. I love the name of your blog and the description!

    I have older kids. It's hard to think back to Age 5! LOL My youngest is 7 and his Kindergarten was more a year to concentrate on his therapies and get his fine and gross motors skills near age level. We did little FORMAL school since those things took a lot of his time and energy! But he's in a good place now! :D

    It sounds like you have a great start to planning though! And go to the unschooling conference! You'll have a blast! (We're not unschoolers, but conferences have a way of "refreshing" you and getting everyone super excited about schooling.)

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. It's always nice to hear ideas and feedback from those that have weathered the trenches a bit. :-) Thank you.


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