Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Life's a peach and Row80 Midweek check in - Groovin


Happy to say have gotten back into the writing groove.  Feeling much better and have been making progress the last three days.  Writing a couple pages a day and the story is moving forward.  That in itself makes me happy. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  My goals also include planning for home school which is actually going quite well. 

I'm making headway with 6th grade lesson plans.   Took me a few days but finally found the perfect curriculum for science.  I was looking for something completely secular without any christian bias to it, meets state standards and in textbook/workbook format.  Which surprisingly was hard to find.  All the publishers seemed to be changing to online textbooks.  Plus hubby handles the science lessons so it had to be something easily planned and implemented. And most importantly, hold James interest.  Holt, Houghton Mifflin, and McDougal Littell publishers developed a homeschool package -  Holt Science and Technology Earth Science package for 6-8 grades.   Big weight off my shoulders.  A bit pricey but well worth it since I now don't have to spend hours trying to develop a plan of my own. 

So have figured out the curriculum and  know just need to outline everything so can set up our schedule.  My plan was to get it done by the end of the month and by jove think will be able to do that. This morning I  outlined spelling, math, cursive and part of his writing program. I gave up, a few couple years ago,  trying to actually pre schedule everything out on the calendar because you miss a couple days and the whole plan goes kaput.  Easier to just go to the next thing on the list. 

And in case you missed it, but I don't know how you would, our fearless ROW80 leader newest book "Red" is available.  I downloaded it already and can't wait to read it.  Check out the excerpt.  If it doesn't catch you and hold on tight making you want to find out what happens next, well then I'll eat my hat. 

Check in on everyone else and see how they are doing.

Happy Writing!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the writing groove you found--that's awesome!! It's hard to believe that school is just around the corner. I'm in planning mode too.:)

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  2. I've been out of the loop for the past...gosh, almost a month! I had my read-a-thon and then went on vacation. Glad to be back and to get back in the swing of things.

    Sounds like it's going well for you. I admire your fortitude when it comes to the homeschooling. It sounds like you have a good plan in place.

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  3. Awesome that you are doing so well. Sounds like finding the Science book was an awesome find. Good luck with the week to come!

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  4. Fantastic that you were able to find just right science curriculum. I had no idea that it could be so difficult.

    You are so organized!

    Fabulous on the writing.

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  5. Robin, good job finding the science curriculum. DS2 did home school for a couple of years in high school, and finding secular stuff was GAH!

    And how wonderful that you have gotten into the writing groove again. I'm feeling the itch, so I'm hopeful the scratching will soon follow. Have a wonderful week!
    Nancy

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  6. @Karen - yep, summer went by a little too quickly.

    @Michelle - Hey doll, good to see your back.

    @Jody- Thanks. It was a fortunate stumble

    @Beth - Thanks

    @Nancy - Get to work on that itch! :)

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