Step 5: Step by step

In this post, I am going to go through my planning for Katie’s school year, step by step. In my last post, I talked about “chunking,” which is how I decide where each child is in their learning journey. In our family, we do not do anything with rigidity. Everything is subject to change, and […]

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Part 4: “Chunking” and Curriculum Choosing

I learned a long time ago to “chunk” my kids’ school years. I take each child and break their school years into workable chunks, like this: Katie: (K – 3rd)  (4th – 6th)  (7th – 9th) (10th – 12th) Inside of these chunks, I have a list of skills that I want to see accomplished. […]

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Step 3: Mapping Our Current Lives

To have a good plan, I have to take the time to get a good look at what our lives are right at the moment and what they are going to be over the school year. When I take a look at life in its current place I see: *I have a 7th grader (12) […]

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Step 2: Praying for each child

Step 2 starts with a review of our family goals. * That we grow in our own personal relationships with Jesus *That we hide His Word in our hearts *That we all grow in our maturity and relationships *That our children grow in the areas of information but through the Biblical Worldview based on what God says *That their […]

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Step 1:Pre-planning

I decided to blog the process of school planning this year. I recently asked the group on my Jellybean Jar Publications Facebook page if anyone would be interested in seeing the rather unglamorous process I go through each year; the response was overwhelmingly positive! Before I start this, I want to make sure everyone reading these […]

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Book sample & scope and sequence

NEW! Take a look at the scope and sequence Here is the sample of My Country, My State, My Responsibility! Please click on the link below. It will download in a separate window. Sample MCMSMR  

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