Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Trying to create a flexible school plan

Teacher Tuesdays

It's summer, so don't expect any real depth of wisdom on Teacher Tuesdays.

Right now, I'm gathering books, cleaning off shelves, making lists, and brainstorming what will make this year PERFECT.

Isn't that funny? I am actually chuckling to myself about that last statement.

I'm a planner. I love lists and color-coded charts. I love fitting life into boxes.

But I'm not a follower. I don't like following the strict schedules I make for myself. A week into a plan, and I'm ready to bust out. (A growth area I'm working on.)

So, I'm trying to plan a flexible plan this year that will make me feel like I'm in control, and not tied to my own self-made agenda, and yet still fits everything in.

Does this perfect plan even exist? :)

Maybe I'm dreaming. But it's still fun to see it start to work on paper.

How do you plan for fall? Do you like to plan more than implement, like me? Or would you rather someone just give you a plan that you can take and run with?


Marie said...

We are still in the stage of deciding if homeschooling is right for our family. We do know that we are our children's first teachers. I'm spending the summer reading up on homeschooling methods, learning styles, etc. And also letting my boys be boys and letting them play and explore as much as I can.

BeckyE said...

Marie - how old are your kids? I'm glad you're considering home schooling. It's not the only option, but I think it's a great one! :) Let me know if I can offer any help.

Marie said...

I have a 3.5 year old and twin 1.5 year olds. We really like the idea of homeschooling, I am just a planner and want to make sure I can handle the responsibility. Thanks for the blog. Reading blogs of other Moms who are "in the trenches" makes me know it's possible! :-)

BeckyE said...

Marie, I know you've heard it a thousand times, but you must be busy! :) Sounds like a really fun house. My best advice from mom's who've been there was, "Until they're 7, teach them to read and count to 100." And then spend extra time on character.