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Subject: Working on next year's curriculum yet?
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 8:42 AM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2006
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How many are starting to work on next year's curriculum? I am starting to think more and more about it. Also I have several classics on my list feel free to check it out. 

I am offering 2 for 1 on my bookshelf. I have several literature classics and workbooks appropriate for homeschooling or just building your library. Just PM your second choice. Thanks for looking. This offer expires 1/31/10.


Subject: reply
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 11:47 AM ET
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Please post bookshelf promotions and deals in the sticky thread only.  This is the red thread "stuck" to the top of the forum.  It's the place PBS has given us for such posts.  Otherwise we can't post them in the "regular" forum...they have to be in the Book Bazaar.  Also, many people subscribe to the sticky thread, so they are more apt to see it posted there, not here.

Thank you.

Date Posted: 3/5/2010 12:14 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2008
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I start thinking about next year's curriculum every January--not because I am tremendously organized, but because I start to get bored with this year's curriculum. :) So, while my 15-year-old sits at the dining room table working on this year's curriculum, I'm in the next room researching what I want to use for next year's history, and looking for a great deal on a Saxon math book. Actually, picking stuff early helps me out in a couple of ways: I get better book deals than when I have to compete with the rush looking to buy their books in May, and I have more time to find my daughter's literature books here on Paperbackswap.

(P.S. A tip to solve the deal problem: You can put your deal in your signature. Folks who only want to see deals in the sticky thread can turn off their ability to see signatures. Definitely post in the sticky thread as well, in case there are folks trolling that thread for a new bookshelf to shop.) :)

Date Posted: 3/5/2010 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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I've planned and ordered 85% of what I need for next year. Now I have some lesson planning to do and lots of reading, but I like to enjoy our summer break and not be working on school stuff all day.

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 11:50 AM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2007
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I'm not.

My youngest two finish high school this spring. I alternate between feeling relieved, amazed, happy and sad about that. I stil consider myself mainly a mom, but my kids are now 18-25 years old. LOL I guess I need an attitude adjustment.

Have fun with your planning and choosing, everyone!

Edited to try to avoid hijacking the thread. :o)

Last Edited on: 3/6/10 11:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 4/14/2010 9:39 AM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2010
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I am 100 % ready and organized. I usually start the new year in July. We homeschool all year so we are constantly thinking up new material. We also do unit studies for History, Science and Geography so we never get bored. When we finish one topic we go on to another. We are starting a study on Botany with my son at his request in May. We really love our unit studies. We are all excited to start. We are taking the whole month of April off for spring vacation and spring cleaning. We are enjoyed it but are anxious to get back to our normal routine. We are thinking of easing into our routine starting next week and hope to be back to our regular routine starting in May. I also usually let my children help plan our unit studies and ask for their input while figuring out what we are going to study. They really love this process. Best of luck to everyone.

Subject: Next Year....
Date Posted: 4/16/2010 12:25 PM ET
Member Since: 1/16/2010
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I am about 95% ready for next year. I just need to buy 2 more new Usborne books and finish up organizing and I just started moving stuff around a little. Like one of the previous posters, I get better deals looking earlier. I also end up having to buy less new because I have longer to look. Ebay auctions go much higher starting in May sometime and all throughout the summer. I also like to do some school during the summer. I don't do a ton or anything, one quick lesson a day that's more hands-on. Basically we just do science during the summer and I have around 25 different board games that are learning (adding, subtr, money, fractions, multiplication, division, reading comprehension, etc) and we'll do those a lot this summer as well.

Also, buying the stuff starting in January and on it helps spread out the finances of it all better as well.