My boys went to an air show and here I am. Can you tell I've been here quite a while? Our terms were planned weeks ago and now I am working on the weekly schedules for Year 3 and Year 1. The process is more exciting but lengthier since we are going textbook free for math this year.
My planning essentials sit to my left. I haven't found anything better than SCM's guide for Planning Your Charlotte Mason Education and the CM related sites to the right.
Admittedly, I have a bit of a dream of going on a special retreat, to a beautiful cabin, or even sitting in a cafe in order to plan our school year. The reality is that it happens right here in my office, usually late at night or that golden time when Oleg takes the boys alone - affectionately known as Big Boy Time.
During this time I endeavor to keep an on-going conversation with the Lord about our plans as He is the creativity, the energy and driving force to our schedule. A cup or two of Sumatra and a slice of Bete Noire make this time of planning especially nice, as do frequent stretch breaks in the out-of-doors.
An unexpected phone call from my husband telling me NOT to make dinner helps as well.
How and where do you plan your year? Any special traditions?