Yep, our first homeschool academic year is coming to an end and what a crazy year it has been! It has proved to be the best decision that we could have made for the kids, it just works for us. Their sparkle has returned and they are happy and enjoying school! We are definitely committed to this path which was a giant leap of faith for us and we are looking forward to the next academic year. This also means that I have gone into extreme planning mode and now I know what works and what doesn’t I am also changing the curriculum for next year. I will do a separate post on our changes to our curriculum, book list, activity day list, movie list and our supplies list for the coming year…yes, whether you are homeschooling mom or not lists, lists and more lists are great for organization!
I have discovered and stumbled upon so many wonderful blogs which have proved to be invaluable but I have also invested in some books… It is official, I have become addicted to all things homeschool! Kindle books are great but sometimes I just love having a hard copy of a book I realize that this is extremely outdated of me but well what can I say..! So here are some of my homeschooling books that I have really enjoyed reading. Whether you are someone who is considering homeschooling or a seasoned veteran of homeschool it is always great to keep things fresh!
Now comes the big planning decision, after confessing my outdated book habit I am taking a big step by opting and investing in an electronic homeschool planner! For the past year I have been using good old pen and paper but the idea of having it accessible on all devices and all the other scheduling and quirky other features, such as the kids receiving daily schedules and even the husband receiving grocery lists…I just couldn’t resist! I am leaning towards Homeschool Planet as this was highly recommended and has features that really appeal but it would be great to hear about any experiences you have with electronic planners or any recommendations that you may have. I am in the process of designing my own spreadsheet for our meal planning so that it is easier for recipe planning and grocery shopping!
It seems that I have gone into planning overdrive and we are only in June..! I would love to hear about any homeschool books that you would recommend and your experiences with different planners..x