As I mentioned last week, my kids had plans to go to Papa and Nana's for most of the week so we wouldn't be doing any schooling. Instead I'm going show you some of my new organization tools.
1+1+1=1 pretty closely and then supplement from workbooks I've found or other on-line resources. Second, we have "PE" time. It is really just a time to be active together. I find a lot of ideas on Pinterest and have shared them in past posts. This is something very specific that I do - it has to be planned or it won't get done. Third, we have Planned Kid Time. This is when we make a craft related to our theme activity or bake something. This month (and into May) we are studying plants and flowers so we've planted grass seed and made plant diagrams as our fun activities.
Homeschool board where I throw all of the ideas I find to use. There is no rhyme or reason - just ideas. Second, I create a board for the month, like my April Homeschooling board. When I'm planning and I find ideas that are actually going into my lesson plans, fit our letters that we are studying or fit the theme we are studying I put them in this board so I can easily find them. At the end of the month, I will clean the board out, move unused items back to the general board, create a new board for the month and I think I will create a board for "Successful Homeschooling Ideas" so I can find stuff I may want to re-do later.
I keep all of my lesson plans in a binder and also include things like the music for our song of the week, project instructions and other misc items so that I can find them easily both right now and in the future when I go back through these units with Nathan.
Next week we'll be back into the full swing of preschool again. I'm also beginning work on a Mackinaw City/Island Unit to do with the boys in June to prep them a little for our vacation. Should be fun!