We jumped into our new school year last week. But, like Mary Ellen, I wasn't prepared and realized I needed more time to plan. Since our living room ceiling is being repaired this week we let the school work move to the back burner. Well, it was somewhat necessitated as our school room looks like this. (All the books from the living room book shelves had to be moved out for the dry walling and painting.)
This week Kim hosted the Loveliness of Back to School. Reading all these fabulous plans made me more overwhelmed than ever, with my lack of motivation, organizati0n and funds. One post did offer a ray of hope. Donna's Notebooks. Hey those are nifty! What a great way to organize learning! Cutting, paper, glue, messes... thats us! Sign us up.
This led to much research on the internet and good friends pointed me in the right direction. There are many more resources too. You could pull together some stellar learning times with just a library card and notebooks. (Alright, maybe you need a math text.)
Our older children will be attending a homeschool tutorial two days a week so most of their curriculum is planned already. I can see notebooking fitting in well with those assignments and with the subjects I will be teaching them at home. The younger children will have notebooks for each subject, using a few text books but mostly living books.
We are awfully excited to begin creating our notebooks. I'll post more as we move into this venture after some order has been regained in our house.