Thursday, July 28, 2011

The homeschool world is my oyster!LOL

Again more lesson plans for our Fall 2011-2012 school year...
Apparently, I am stuck on their vocabulary/spelling words and games and trying to incorporate it into all their subjects! But, I cannot help it. There are SO many great websites, games, pages, tidbits out there on the internet that I HAVE to incorporate it for all subjects.
This week, I am working on expanding their Math program to work over into their Vocab/Spelling program with some Math vocabulary words. I think to get a better understanding of Math, it doesn’t hurt to know the words. Kinda like going to the Dr. and he starts throwing Medical terms at you for your ailment.... NO, give it to me in layman's terms please! But, it doesn’t hurt to have a few basic Medical terms so you still can understand what he is saying..... YKWIM?!
So.... I think in terms of schooling, this applies to each subject and you can really expand your program by mixing each subject with Vocab/Spelling!
The homeschool internet is my oyster!LOL Hmmmm, Math this week.... maybe History next week or Science? Stay tuned to see!LOL

More Lesson Planning...... the 2011-2012 year is approaching.

And yet more lesson plans for our Fall 2011-2012 school year...
I honestly wish my boys would put as much effort into their schooling as Mom puts into their lesson plans!LOL They would be A++++ students!
I am working this week on more vocabulary/spelling word games like word unscrambles. These seem to be one of the better choices for the boys because they do not seem easy and now that the boys are teenagers, it becomes a case of Mom needs to find stuff that is not babyish! UGH
This makes my homeschool chore WAY harder! I do not know if it is just ME or are there other homeschool Moms of teenagers out there that have trouble finding GOOD older educational games, online programs, etc.? I can find TONS, and I mean TONS of stuff geared for 6th grade or less and could be even used for 7-8th graders in a pinch but now that my older son is starting high school..... WOW. My fingers have been busy searching the internet for curriculum that works for ME and for HIM. Luckily I have stumbled onto some great sites and I am really good about saving anything remotely interesting into my favorites folders so that I can easily go back to it if needed. That is my tip to homeschool parents, if you stumble onto or find a site you like or slightly like... SAVE IT. You will be glad you did and regret if you didn’t because trying to remember the name of the site, how you found it, etc. just seems to elude us....... probably because our homeschool Mom brains work overtime with all that we do and accomplish on a daily basis!LOL
You can always go back later and trash it but if it is something you want to check more in depth at a later date....... saving it has kept me sane many a time!
So, where are you on your 2011-2012 Lesson planning for your kids?! Enquiring minds want to know!