Wednesday, August 4
Tomorrow is another day
Hello? Because it takes a lifetime of effort and interferes with my facebook time?
Something like that.
It really has been more of an ordeal than I could have imagined. I've not given up, but I have started school before I the plans are completed....before all of the curriculum is even chosen, let alone outlined chronologically.
This week, we are focusing on archaeology. Next week, we'll begin with Creation. After that, Gilgamesh and the book of Job. After that? Your guess is as good as mine. Well, probably not, but it couldn't be far off.
The problem is not in a lack of options. The problem is the plethora of excellent material available. I can't seem to narrow it down! I started with Story of the World and Mystery of History. I outlined them so they matched chronologically. But then I realized how the Egermeier Story Bible fit in so well with the history lessons, so these were added as well. Then there was the Greenleaf Guide, the Archaeology book, the Annals of History, Diana Waring, and the Kingfisher. I now have a big honkin' spreadsheet with each of these added chronologically matching each other. And yet...I think I want to use the high school version of Story of the World with my oldest. Maybe some of My Father's World. And Tanglewood for my 5th grader. This doesn't even begin to cover the boys' reading lists or the Guerber books waiting their turn.
But we've started anyway. And each day will work itself out. Each evening will be spent in frantic organizing efforts. And my laundry will once again pile up on the couch instead of in our closets.