Homeschool Science Tip of the Month - Start working on next year's plan.
It's that time of the year - the time to start thinking about our plans for next year. I don't know about you, but I need a few weeks (months) to mull over the choices and really evaluate how our plans for this year worked.
I usually begin to think about next year's plans as spring starts to make its appearance.
At this point in the year, we are about two-thirds to three-quarters of the way done with our school plans, so I have a good idea of what is working and what is not.
After 10+ years of homeschooling, here's my system of steps.
Following these four steps are what works best for me as I plan for the next year:
Evaluate our current materials - I use the questions from this mid-year evaluation. (<-free printable in this post)
Lay out the framework of our plans (i.e., budget, goals, etc.) - these five questions will help you figure those out.
Research, research, research - I look at samples of the next levels, read blog posts, listen to podcasts, watch videos, and gather the information I need.