Wednesday, July 2, 2008

To-Do List

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:

  • 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.)
I have already set up their individual notebooks and copied the worksheets. I have also made a mindmap of the first unit and bought supplies for the time line.

2 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

I hvent even had a chance to look at school stuff this summer. I just hand Tink her papers and go! I cant wait until I can sort through things. A post like yours gets me all excited!

Happy face said...

I'm glad that I could help. I had hoped to do more this summer than we have. I admire you for keeping it going!