I am really getting into the planning mode and it is starting to get overwhelming. It was the same with teaching public school... I'd start really gearing up in June and July so everything would be sorted out by August and the start of school. I am a planner and lesson planning is what I have missed most about my classroom. Only this time I am teaching a grade I have never taught - Kindergarten and I have no boundaries. Some people love new adventures... not I. Most would think no boundaries would be liberating but for me... I have too many ideas. I feel scattered. I have to stop myself and try to remember (and pray about) what is most important... what is my goal... Here's where I am so far.
Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading
Math U See Alpha
But not only could we do a multitude of activities at home but we could join even more outside the home. I don't see where people get the idea that these kids don't have opportunities to socialize... HA. I now know why there is a session at Convention called "If this is Homeschooling Why am I always in the Car". We could be gone somewhere EVERY day. I don't want to be going all of the time. This is my biggest stressor at the moment. How to balance home lessons with outside activities that are truly beneficial. He's 5... 5... 5...
I am trying to wrap my brain around all of this. I find myself asking... Am I am trying to compensate for G being an only? Am I making sure he has ample opportunity to be around others? Breath, pray, breath...
Here are the "optional" subjects and resources I have running ramped in my mind so far...
Probably child led
Story of the Orchestra
Outside Activity Possibilities
Keepers of the Faith
Homeschool Gym Class