Here is what I will be working on this month:
Term 2 A for Year One
Schedule for the literature section of Year Three (I have added this.)
Book Notes for the following:
- George Washington's World
- Age of Fable
- Children of the New Forest
- A Child's History of the World
- English Literature for Boys and Girls
- Our Island Story
- History of Art for Young People
- The Discoverers
- Life in a Tidal Pool
- The Wonders of Physics: An Introduction to the Physical World
My long terms goals look a bit like this for now:
I'd like to complete the notes for Our Island Story and A Child's History of the World so that I can then have the history section complete for Year 2. Once I complete the notes for the Maestro books in Year Four and some work on the complete history schedule for Years Two and Four, I should have the history sections complete for Years One-Four. I will begin working on the notes needed for Year Five as soon possible.
I know that the notes for The Book of the Ancient Romans will be needed in the near future and hope to begin putting up Book Notes for this book soon.
I intend to continue putting up the remainder of the sections for the Complete Guide for Year One. It is a lot of work to put up the complete guides. One month takes me many weeks of work. I never realized how time-consuming this would be. :) I do try hard to be consistent and to be very attentive to details, so this may be why it is taking me so long.
Because I have had a request for the complete guide for Year Three, I will try to give this year more attention. I am already working on a reading schedule for the literature section of Year Three. Luckily, my younger daughter and I were taken off-track with our science topics and we still will be covering some aspects of the science in Year Three. I do expect to begin the notes for Pagoo and Life in a Tidal Pool very soon. I also want to have her read The Burgess Bird Book. Book Notes for these books and the books needed for astronomy will make the creation of the guide for Science and Nature Study for Year Three a lot easier. I will only need to create the guide for Art and Music to have Year Three complete. (I will, of course, still need to combine everything.)
I am also hoping to begin working on Abe Lincoln's World, the books by George MacDonald, Tree in the Trail, Our American Trees and Fabre's Book of Insects which are all part of Year Five.
If there is a need for a particular year or book to be ready, please let me know. I will not give it the attention it may need if I do not know that you need it. As it is now, I give attention to the books my children need along with the needs of those who are using this curriculum or who have expressed a wish to use this curriculum. Thank you, everyone, for being so patient and understanding of the time it takes for me to complete this.
I do still have every intention of moving this blog to its own site, and I will be looking into this more very soon.
ETA: I've also had a couple of requests for Year Seven. I will start working on The Middle Ages by Dorothy Mills as soon as I have The Book of the Ancient Romans at least almost complete. I can then work on all of the history for Year Seven. I should be able to create a reading schedule for the literature soon and then after this work on a guide for the literature. I can also write the guide for geography and art and music in the near future. Honestly, the Science and Nature Study for Year Seven will be my biggest accomplishment for that year. I don't think I will have all of Year Seven ready this year, but I should have a number of sections of it ready.