Thursday, August 28, 2008

Our theme this week is Homeschool Agendas. And boy, do we have an agenda! So, let's see...where do I start?

We're involved with a great homeschool co-op and many of our classes are taught through this. It REALLY helps me since I work part time for a local radio station. Through this co-op my older girls will take:

  • Physical Science

  • Supplemental Math

  • Literature

  • Geography

  • Spanish

  • World History

At home (and work) we'll also be doing:

  • Algebra

  • Writing & Grammar

  • Health

  • Becoming a Master Student

Needless to say, they will have a very full schedule. And that's just the academics.

I have one daughter, E, who will be volunteering on the weekends at a local animal clinic. She plans to be a vet!

My 2nd daughter, L, will be attending a Strings Program twice a week in the evenings, have private lessons sometime, and hopefully modeling/acting two, three, or four times a week.

My 3rd daughter, A, will be in ballet sometime in an available hour.

That doesn't include my husband working two full time jobs and me working part time. Of course, my employer is just GREAT! He's allowing me (and another homeschooler in the office) to create a couple of homeschool rooms in the building. The kids will come to work with me and do their schoolwork while being here with me. It's ALL good!

My goal this year is to be more organized. For the first time in 10 years of homeschooling, I'm creating a homeschool planner. I'm printing a lot of the forms from Donna Young's website - she has great forms! A lot of them I will create myself.

That's about it for me & us! I look forward to seeing more blogs this time around. I didn't get through all of them last week. I'm going to try to pace myself and get through 10-15 a day!


  1. I hope you have a great year! :) That's great that your employer is being so flexible!!!


  2. Wow! I think I'm going to take a nap after reading your schedule!:) We're starting a co-op this year and very much looking forward to having our kids involved.

    Have a great year!

  3. Hi, nice to "meet" you! Love your about you description lol. That is great that your children get to have such a variety in their schooling...what I wouldn't have given to volunteer at the vets office when I was young. :) I have been using a lot of Donna Young's forms this year as well, they are great. Good luck with all on your agenda this year.

  4. It's so nice to get a plan together! Then you have something to follow and not just flounder all over the place. I know it makes all the difference in the world to me. Great job!

  5. So wonderful that the kids can go with you to work and do school there! I agree about the co-ops being a huge help and I am looking forward to ours this year! Have a great year!

  6. I've really enjoyed your blog. It has a beautiful design. I think it's wonderful that your employer is offering you the chance to homeschool at work. Sounds like a great year!

  7. My school books are still trickling in as well! I have to color code my schedule, and put it together visually, so I'm with you on that...and I'm not even half as busy as you are!

    It sounds like you and your family are going to have a terrific year!


  8. That is great about your boss! We were in sort of a co-op last year but we aren't this year. With the baby coming in a few weeks, they are just going to have Awana, softball and ballet. That tires me out looking at it. lol

  9. Hi Dana :) I enjoyed visiting with you and reading about your plan. It sounds like lots of fun!

    It is exciting to read that you will be able to have some rooms for school at work. Blessings, Q

  10. How nice for you to be able to homeschool at work! Have a great week!