December Homeschool Plans

Em had a great month creating her own homeschool curriculum in November. As we enter the last week of the month, it is time for reassessing for December.

December homeschool will be short by one week – I plan to only school for three weeks, and then we will take the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s off.

Her schedule is a pretty simple one, but I have added in a new workbook – Writing With Ease by Susan Wise Bauer. I’ll let you all know how it goes. It looks as if the workbook has a gentle lead-in to writing and is probably designed for slightly younger students. That’s okay, I want Em to feel comfortable with the basics. I’ve also noticed that, if it starts out hard, she is discouraged and fights it. If it starts out easy and gradually increases in complexity, she responds far better.

Then again, don’t we all?

Here is her schedule for 11/30 – 12/19:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:

  • Read for at least 15 minutes
  • Writing with Ease exercise
  • Story of the World
  • TWO sets of Khan Academy questions
  • Practice typing
  • Practice assigned cello lesson for 20 minutes

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Read for at least 15 minutes

  • Writing with Ease exercise
  • Life of Fred
  • Practice typing
  • Learn multiplication tables (she has 1-3 down, and currently struggling on the 4s)
  • Harmony Project

It isn’t all down time for those two weeks off, however, I’ve scheduled a homeschool assessment for the 28th of December!

It will be time to get a solid look at where Em is falling on the scale. It will give me a better idea for what to plan for January and beyond.

I do not plan on suspending homeschool for the summer, but there will be several week-long breaks – time she will spend at day camp or traveling to California to see her grandparents. It is so nice to have the ability to plan her learning schedule and curriculum according to her needs, interests, and activities!


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