And so without further rambling on my part, I'll jump ahead to this week's question:
What are your homeschool related goals for this year?
I started to ignore the question and just skip the cruise again this week. I have lots of pages in my planners to set goals, but those pages always end up blank. I think it's flashbacks to the nights I spent trying to think of specific measurable objectives for my lesson plans in college (elementary and early childhood education major).
I've decided that I can set goals for our homeschool year however I want them, though, and they don't have to be the objectives that I used to dread writing.
Addison: Since Addison will be moving into high school level work next year, we're going to focus on developing composition skills that will meet those demands. We'll also be doing more literature study this year.
Brennan: Most of Brennan's schoolwork will be continuing on with what we've been doing for the past several years. I'd really like to find a way to help him improve his handwriting so that his work will be neater (or at least legible).
Lauren: She eagerly waited for her first day of kindergarten so that she could learn to read, and that's our primary goal this year. She was disappointed that she wasn't reading chapter books at the end of her first day's lessons, but she's making great progress towards that goal.
If you'd like to peek at what other homeschool families have set as their goals for the year, you can click on the blog cruise button to find the list of participating crew members.