Is it too early to plan for the upcoming year? Never!! In fact, planning is constant and for me mostly a mental exercise I don’t put down on paper for a while. Right now I finalizing the preliminary ideas for the upcoming year. As always, it takes a lot of planning if I want to attempt two main lesson blocks simultaneously. But Grade One is one I dedicate focused time to and have for all four of my children. It means that during this time, my 11-year-old is going to need more independent work or the more laborious parts of the lessons to be done using illustrations from other sources rather than me drawing everything. Not that I do!! I just don’t have that kind of time. I also rarely get myself prepared enough to deliver lessons orally. More often than not, I’m reading lessons out of living books or our Waldorf curriculum.
So what’s the plan for 2018-2019? We’re doing the Grade One and Grade Six curriculum from Live Education. Here are the main lesson blocks we have scheduled:
Letters (using Learning to see the World Through Drawing to supplement)
Watercoloring (using Colour Dynamics to supplement)
Form Drawing (using Creative Form Drawing Workbook 1 to supplement)
Grammar (my curriculum)
Middle East and Asia Geography
We also want to do our Spring Nature units. With everything we naturally do daily, we tend to over plan and never get to everything. This will be a packed, yet exciting year. I can’t wait!!
I’m sure you’re planning, too. I’d love to know what you’ve got going on. Are you changing up your curriculum or sticking to an old favorite?