16.1.11

Merrily We Plod Along

Let's visit my by 1 July 2011 list, shall we?

By 1 July 2011
01. Decide on supplemental titles for Story of the World Volume Two. (FB)
02. Plan out life science/biology with spines, supplemental books, and projects and activities. (FB)
03. Work through the next sections of Art in Story for art appreciation. (FB)
04. Make a better plan for grammar stage art projects. (FB)
05. Make a tentative literature list. (FB)
06. Decide whether or not to enroll the kids in a Saturday language school. (FB & EG)
07. Decide what to do about literature for EG for next year. (EG)
08. Work on Hogwarts-ian plans. (EG)
09. Decide on online classes. (EG)
10. Figure out social sciences/history. (EG)
11. Plan social sciences/history once decided. (EG)
12. Make a final decision on science and plan out if necessary. (EG)
13. Decide on what technology/computer skills to emphasize. (EG)
14. Plan art history for the year. (EG)
15. Plan music history/appreciation for the year. (EG)
16. Make a list of various math resources, since she’ll probably tear through them. (EG)
17. Make a shopping list of everything, to take to Greenville.

What have I done?
08. Work on Hogwarts-ian plans! I have a good plan for making our subjects mostly correspond to Hogwarts' subjects, without compromising on what I want EG to cover next year. I also have done a lot of the fun prep: EG now has a Ravenclaw scarf, bookscarf (bookmark), and iPod Touch cozy. I'm working on her hat. She doesn't know about any of this, of course! I'm also going to be making her a hat or two in Ravenclaw colors, plus mittens.
12. Make a final decision on science and plan out if necessary! Our primary science focus next year is going to be chemistry, and I think we're going to use Spectrum Chemistry. I have a plan for a few supplemental resources.
13. Decide on what technology/computer skills to emphasize. Since the goal is for EG to master the basics and typing by the end of the summer, I've decided that for next year, EG should participate in a few workshops/classes at the Apple Store for her primary technology/computer focus. We may get into basic HTML programming during the second semester next year.
16. Make a list of various math resources, since she'll probably tear through them. I've started this process. Some things will be done this year (e.g., Patty Paper Geometry), and others will be for next year. The tentative plan is for her to do an AoPS class during March-May of this year, Geometry during first & part of second semester next year, another AoPS class at some point next year, and probably starting on Trigonometry during second semester.
17. Make a shopping list of everything, to take to Greenville. I have started my shopping list! I'm sure it's still incomplete, but I feel better having started it.

My next big goal is to work on numbers one and two. Number seven will probably happen after I have a chance to look at various things at the convention.
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