How I Do It – Planning Our Homeschool Year

I’m getting ready for the new school year. I’ve learned that organization and planning now pays off in the middle, especially with 5 students. We pull from this and that, an eclectic classical method based on The Well-Trained Mind. I homeschool for the express purpose of customizing the kids’ education, so I have to plan out each child’s year. I do not order “Eighth Grade” from a company, open a box, and go with that. We take Mondays off and do almost-year-round school. 3 days a week are “Workbook Days” and 1 day a week is a “History/Science Day”. I’ve just discovered over the years that this is what works for us. Here’s what I do: 1) Figure out what…