I have finished every item from my Panic List except preparing for the back to school treasure hunt, and preparing Clay's spelling. I also completed several more items that I didn't even think of when I typed the Panic List....so I think we are on track to start school Aug. 3rd! Tomorrow will be our Pre-School day. On this day I will sit with each child individually and review his school plan for the year. I will explain the set -up of his binder, thumb through any new books, and explain to him my expectations for him for the school year. We also will have a special breakfast, back to school photographs, and the back to school treasure hunt. On Monday, we will be ready to dive into school, bright and early!
This year Leah will alternate working with me (math, phonics, and Sonlight read aloud time) and playing in the schoolroom with educational activities. I plan to have 3 different sessions with Clay (one for general schoolwork help and checking his work, one for IEW, and one for history read alouds). Thankfully, Olivia and Julie will complete almost all of their work independently. I will address their needs between my sessions with Leah and Clay. Sam will begin his day with Leah and me, reading books, singing songs, and playing a simple game each day (Bingo, Candyland, Memory, etc.), and then he will alternate playing with our rotation of educational activites in the schoolroom and playing with Leah, Clay or Julie.
I listed our upcoming school year's curriculum in the right side bar. Feel free to ask me any questions about what we are using.