This kid is almost “done” for the summer! He has about ten pages of geography left and he took the book upstairs during quiet time so I’m thinking he’ll be done this week.
The others aren’t far behind him. Some subjects are done, others only have a tiny bit more to do. We’ve basically moved to our summer schedule of Morning Time, a few lessons, and household and yard projects in the morning and (hopefully) more “fun” stuff the rest of the day.
Next week I hope to give the house a good cleaning, put away most of the books and finish my evaluation of the past year.
In order to do that evaluation I’m spending some time with our assignment sheets from the past year, my bullet journals with their notes and ideas, my list of needed books ,and the websites of the vendors for the HEAV Convention!
With five children in varying levels from preschool to middle school (and one high school anatomy course) I want to be sure I’m not only covering the basics but setting my students up for high school and college.
Over the next weeks I’ll be posting a series (with helpful downloads) on how to evaluate and plan for a new homeschool year!
- Figuring out what “worked” and what “didn’t”
- Evaluating how individual strengths and weaknesses interacted with lessons/subjects
- Tailoring academics for next year to build strengths and reduce weaknesses
- Planning for habit training and evaluating habits (a la Charlotte Mason)
- Writing lesson plans for a multi-level class
- How to shop for five levels of lessons
- How to store materials, remember that you have materials, and decide whether or not to keep them!
And as I usually do, I’m giving away a Family Pass to the 2018 HEAV Convention!
Simply comment here on what finishing strong means to you to enter the giveaway. It ends next Tuesday, May 15th at midnight!