Hello all! We are about ready to start our new school year! We like to start the Tuesday after the holiday, so it’s coming up fast! This will be our second year of elementary homeschooling and our fourth year overall because we elected to homeschool for preschool not knowing that we would continue into elementary!
We are using Timberdoodle for a second year in a row! I’m really excited about it because I really loved last year’s curriculum. Timberdoodle is heavily academic, that’s why it’s called “Crazy Smart Homeschooling”! It’s so heavily academic that I had crazy anxiety after looking at Story of the World the first time! I’ll share some tips on how I planned for using Story of the World in a future post.
Timberdoodle does not provide you with an in-depth schedule of how to use the curriculum, however you can log on to their site and find out how much of each book should be completed each week to complete in your chosen amount of schooling weeks. I do not use that feature, I use the guide in the introduction book because we homeschool the length of the average school year, but with four day weeks. What do we do with our fifth day? We go to homeschool group and meet with other homeschool friends!
Anyway, I’ve been busy getting ready! Preparing for first grade and preschool (I’ll show you how I prepped for my preschooler in the future) has been fun! I’m really excited and I’ve been getting our room reorganized and clean. I gave our chalkboard a fresh coat after 18 months of constant use it desperately needed it. I also added a magnetic primer to give my preschooler some time to work on word development while my first grader works on other things.
We also added a desk for when the boys want some independent learning time.
I hope everyone is excited for back to school!
You can find our curriculum here!