Friday, August 17, 2007

For Crying Out Loud

I'm trying to get our school schedule finalized, lesson plans done, etc.

Someone tell me WHY I always bite off more than I can chew?

There's so much on my school list and just NOT enough time to do it all.

This happens to me every stinking year.

World History World History Made Easy
CD: Gombrich's A Little History of the World
American History American History Made Easy
Geography Geography textbook
Science Physics with dad at night (Power Basics Physics)
Earth Science- text book/Cyber-Ed Plato
Life Science- text book/Cyber-Ed Plato
Spanish Spanish curriculum we own OR United Streaming
Math Lial's
Spelling Sequential Spelling
Logic Orbiting With Logic
Latin English from the Roots Up
Grammar Rules!
Write! Write! Write!
A short outling workbook, will only take a couple weeks
Vocabulary Wordly Wise
Computer Excel Book, Finish Typing Made Easy
Art Ceramics class, Usborne Book of Art, my own plans
Music Piano Lessons, Themes To Remember
PE/Health Building Better Bodies II
Swim twice a month
Reading Nonfiction Reading 6th Grade
Communication Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
Literature Book list, oral reports and discussion

This is impossible to schedule. It's too much. Thomas likes to study both American and World History. He thrives on that much science. We'll do earth first, then move on to life science. He has to have spelling. He loves logic and vocab. It takes only five minutes to review EFTRU flashcards. He loves the nonfiction reading book.

He hates the English stuff, but that's where he needs the most work this year.

I typically schedule core stuff Monday through Thursday. Friday we do art, computer, music, health, communication, and projects.

I guess in reality it's all falling together except for the history and geography. There's just not time to do it all. I'm going to have to figure that out.


mull-berry said...

Looks like some really good stuff ... maybe you can pick and choose the best of the best.

Heather said...

I'd just start with a couple of things and work in the others as you have time. I tend to overshedule too, and end up making everyone crazy - including myself.

And I left something for you on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

I read history to my crew as "bedtime stories." Maybe you could make one of the two a main (daytime) topic and designate the other as the auxiliary to be read at night. Looks like a lot of great stuff!


Carole in DE said...

A wise hs'ing friend gave me this suggestion, which I love, when I found myself in similar shoes. (heck, I'm always in these shoes too.)

She used the analogy of Thanksgiving Feast. There's all this food on the table at a Thanksgiving feast but you can only put so much on your plate. You make choices the first time around, you don't take food off the table, you just make choices. Then when you have room you take some of the other food that's on the table that you passed over the first time.

Same with curriculum. Think of it as on the table just not on your plate. Stress level goes down. And when you have room on your plate, move some of those other things on.