I just wanted to post about how excited I am to start homeschooling! A big THANK YOU to SCM for offering the guides for free. It is a tremendous help to me and helped me stay away from the "homeschool in a box" stuff. I am putting together a plan/schedule and have a whole list of books to buy from this site so it's definitely bringing you my business. ;)
I did find alot of the read-alouds at the library so that will be a big help. As soon as I get paid I'm going to purchase all the materials and start getting things ready. I am a little nervous about managing with an infant, preschooler and first-grader...but I'm a tough cookie. I used to be a missionary and have some crazy stories to tell. Not much phases me. Except maybe how my kids act during the "witching hour" (4-6pm like clockwork they lose their minds). Lol. Jungle with giant flesh eating ants? No problem! Screaming crazy hungry children and burning food- ack!!
Anyway, this is the rough schedule I'm working on. If anyone has any thoughts/suggested changes let me know:
7-8am: Wake, cartoons, milk.
8am: Breakfast, Bible story/memory verse
8:30am: 106 Days of creation, outside play, nature journals
9/9:30am: BABY NAPS, PRESCHOOLER PLAYS. Math, phonics, reading.
10am: Free time/Computer time for 1st grader. Guided preschool curriculum (letter recognition, etc.) with preschooler.
10:30am: History, read-alouds
11am: Free play (Baby awake by now or maybe while we are doing history he wakes and I bounce him on my hip while reading read-alouds)
12:30: Arts and crafts
1pm: Done for the day