For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Monday, August 19, 2013

TOG:Year 4 - 2013-2014 Planning

It is this time of year when planning is in full swing in many homeschool homes. Ours is not exempt.

Tapestry of Grace is one of those curriculum, because of its richness, needs planning in order to sift through the buffet of learning it offers.

Last year I tried a system that I did not really followed through, so this year I have to come up with another. Here is my attempt.

The process I am presenting here will be done unit by unit.

Before the year starts, for Unit 1:
  • decide what will be done on what days:
  • compile an assignment schedule detailing for each week: 
* the readings for history and literature,
* map work
* timeline work
* activities
* vocabulary to be learned 
  •  Print out the maps needed for each week.

Week before:
  • Order books from the library (preferably early in the week or better yet 2 weeks before).
  • Mark the pages in each books that we are going to read together.
  • Gather supplies for projects 

Our weekly schedule:
  • Monday:  history and literature readings, and vocabulary
  • Tuesday:  continued reading, begin timeline and/or map work
  • Wednesday: continued reading, finish map work, and start special project
  • Friday: Review vocabulary work, literature assignment and finish special project 
And there you have it. I am hopping this will be easier to keep up with.

This week is actually our back to school week, so in the next weeks I will be able to assess how this system measures up.

1 comment:

Mary said...

I love to read about how others use TOG. Have a great year!

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