Here I sit… on my back deck… laptop, sunshine (although I’m in the shade of my crabapple), cool breeze, coffee, Girly hollering for me to watch her climb up the slide and get onto the trapeze bar THAT way…
And wondering wth I’m going to do with BigGuy this week.
Upside: I got a free digital planner (thanks to Educents) and inside, there were pages to set goals. It was completely awesome and totally helpful. Because really, it’s hard to lay out a plan when you don’t know what the goal is.
Seriously? DUH! I TAUGHT THIS! FOR YEARS! Geesh, I STILL teach it by way of teleclass!
So I laid out semester goals for things above and beyond academics, but then I also laid out academic goals by subject. *deep breath of relief*
Now I need to get better at PREPARING. Honestly, I’m REALLY loving the way that this program is forcing us into this Socratic discussion and BigGuy is really understanding that he needs to exercise his brain better. Win-win. But I feel really ill-prepared and I haven’t looked in my teaching binder for this stuff but I’m sure I saw some kind of prep for this in there.
This week, I’m kind of returning to worldview and various faiths rather than our regular social studies/geography/writing/literature core from Tapestry of Grace . Papa is off of work for the next two weeks and we have a trip to Minnesota over the long weekend. So we’re going to take it slow and light. I’m going to try to tackle “What Counts as History?” from Tolerance.org’s Classroom Resources page (which, btw, is AWESOOOOME). Of course, that’s going to require some prep, too. 😉