Saturday, April 17, 2010

School Planning-I Need Your Help!

Our homeschool convention is coming up next week and I am hard at work planning for next year's schooling.  I am fluctuating between a block schedule format (concentrating on one subject per month) and spending the year on a literature based unit study.  I reviewed Further Up and Further In last year and am seriously considering using that as a jumping off point for a year long unit in The Chronicles of Narnia (with my 3rd-8th graders).  As I was surfing the 'net, looking for resources and ideas to help me in my decision making, I thought perhaps I could use my homeschool blog as a resource for me too.  Do any of you know of any good books, sites, or studies?  Have you used Further Up and Further In or some other unit covering Narnia?  Or have you done another literature based study you loved and would recommend checking into?  I am a natural researcher myself but would love some input! 

3 comments:

Berry Patch said...

I'd be interested in what you find out. I just picked up Further Up & Further In and thinking of using that with my oldest (13). I like the idea of a block schedule too. More to think about! ;-)

Debra said...

I'm no help at all... but I have looked seriously at Further Up more than once. I'm trying to figure out next year here too, and I've been questioning if something like that might be what I need for a couple of mine.

So... I'll be watching to see what kinds of suggestions you get :)

Lori said...

Thanks for not leaving me commentless! I have been doing a bit of research and will share what I found, whether I decide to use it myself or not. I'm leaning towards the Narnia but need to take a bit to pray and listen, not always my strong point and so vital to me!

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