- Set up a memory book for the year to fill in with pictures and journaling as we go.
- Make time line and circles to post events on the time line.
- Make sure each child has a private journal to write in (and they know where to find it.)
- Plot the year's events on a calendar. Anyone know where I can buy a blank calendar? The kind where you fill in the dates yourself?
- Set up a trading post with things like needles, thread, fabric, tops, small colonial-type toys, etc. that they can buy with points they earn through the Inquiries.
- Figure out a station where the kids can select which Inquiries they want to study. I think I'll require 8 individual Inquiries for each unit. We'll do 3 or 4 together per unit. These Inquiries are in all subject areas from Science to Art.
- Buy a box to hold items for the History Museum.
- Rearrange books so the pertinent books are all together.
- Make costumes. Delegate this one to the kids. We'll be studying American History, pre-European through colonial times so Indian costumes and armor are things they can make. The boys might be able to do breeches too. I'll have to make dd a dress for the colonial period though.
- Set up a daily schedule and ramp up to follow it. (That means getting up before 7:30-8:00 in the morning.)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Last night I worked through the curriculum to see what I need to get done in the next few weeks. There's a bunch. Here goes: