Weekly Lesson Plans

I wouldn’t let myself go to bed last night until I had this week fully planned, so I’m starting out my Monday feeling pretty prepared. I didn’t plan day-by-day like last year because one little unexpected thing throws the whole thing off anyway. So I figured out everything I’d like to get done this week, and then will jot down in the morning what I’d like them to accomplish before the end of each day.

Eden’s Planner

Her current geography unit is on Florida and the Kennedy Space Center. I found this cute book

and the illustrations in this one are awesome

and I’m really looking forward to watching this (though I’m not sure why Tom Cruise is narrating it when Morgan Freeman should have been the obvious choice.)

We’re working through a sound unit in science and I can’t pass up this 1948 educational video. Oh, the things the internet unearths.

Johnny has a heavier workload this year, but I’m sure he can handle it. I want to challenge him a bit more than I did last year.  We have new history and science curriculum that I’m really excited about.

Johnny’s planner

LOVING the viking unit in history! Makes me want to wear a hat with horns and call my kids Sven or Olaf or some other cool Icelandic names. Supplements for him include this piece of fiction that I can’t WAIT to receive. I don’t buy a whole lot of books, but if the library doesn’t carry it and I really, really, reallllly want it I will place an Amazon order. (We don’t have any decent bookstores around.) This has so many good reviews and I want to read it myself.

This also looks promising. A library find this time.

Many early explorers were ship-wrecked, so it isn’t too much of a stretch to work this in, right? Sometimes the only way I can get my kids to watch the classics are to force them to and then cross my fingers that they don’t mock  my childhood entertainment.

I’ll probably be updating throughout the week as we get science experiments and such underway. I also have some thoughts to get down about Eden’s school time behavior as well as thoughts I have concerning some common questions about homeschooling. For now, break’s over!

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Lesson Plans

  1. Darcy says:

    OH! For Eden’s reading – you must get this book! Moon Over Star – seriously awesome book!

    http://aslansavz.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/read-this-book-the-moon-over-star/

  2. vsfowler77 says:

    Darn! My library doesn’t have it and I just placed an Amazon order the other day. 😦 Keep sharing any book suggestions though… I love other mom’s ideas.

  3. niki says:

    fabulous plans!! i might choose to homeschool someday…i admiore those who do!

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