After 6 weeks of structured 'school' it's time for an "Unschooling Week!" This week I want to get some serious decluttering and organizing done. Since the feeling may pass soon, I better take advantage of it! : ) I DO need to keep Miss M busy, but also don't want to have to supervise her very much this week. She actually does best if she has things to do during the day and knows what to expect! : )
One thing that has worked for us is in this situation is Modified Child-Directed Learning. I first learned about this method several years ago HERE. It's great for times when you are busy, burned out, or need a new spark in your homeschool. I find it mixes things up a bit for Miss M, and frees me to get other things done during morning hours. A win-win!
Here are Miss M's requirements this week:
DIRECTIONS - Between the hours of 8:30 and 12:30, you will be doing something from this list. Only the green boxes are required. Write times you work on each subject in the box, along with what you did. For example, under "Phy-ed" write "Tae Bo video - 11:00-11:30." You may work and organize your day in any order you wish.
See my record/planner document for this week HERE or download as a PDF
So, why a "Japan" focus? We are currently doing a modified Sonlight Year 5 (Weeks 7-9 are focused on Japan), using resources we have on hand and books picked up from the library. Miss M will likely sprinkle in some ideas from Funschooling's Japan Unit. You could easily do something similiar with YOUR next history topic! Or, don't choose a topic at all, and just go with a basket full of great literature, activity, art, and science books.
I hope we will have a productive and fun week!