We finished Module 5, and it went really well, it was my first full year of CM/SCM. I have to use library books due to our budget, so sometimes had to substitute, or read a book later than scheduled, which I should mention is really out of my comfort zone as I'm such a black and white person, and like everything neatly boxes:) However, I'm afraid this next Module is too much out of my comfort zone, and I'm just feeling overwhelmed and wanted advice, or maybe suggestions on something else to do. I had written down all the books for Mod. 6, looked them all up at the library and figured out which ones aren't available, or which ones have 17 users on hold for one copy:) Most of those books were available, there would still be a lot of substituting because of limited copies and other moms that must use the same curriculum, or sonlight, etc. Then SCM changed the booklist, so I wrote all the new ones down, and realized hardly any of them are going to be easy to get, almost none of them will I get at the right time. There also isn't a guide book yet, which I really like having in my hands (and it won't help me anyways if I'm having to substitute books).
So I understand breaking down a book by counting all the chapters, or pages, then dividing by the number of weeks to get it done, but how do I do that with so many books? Do I just look them all up and find out how many pages, then try to figure out a reasonable amount of time to get done? How do I find substitutions for so many books at a time? One or two was fine, but there is a LOT of reading in Mod.6. My son will be 8 and is doing really well with copywork so I think we need to start transcription, so I'm just feeling overwhelmed with how to spend my planning time right now during our break before we start again, especially without the guide book (did I mention I really like having that in my hands?:). Talk me out of selling lots of stuff to buy a ready made curriculum!
Sorry that was so long, hope it made sense, thanks!