Homeschool Planning for the Year

Photo Credit: Sanja Gjenero

It’s that time again.

Planning out our curriculum and daily lessons is exciting and daunting all at the same time. I usually sort through the books we already own and decide what I want to use this year and then I fill in the gaps with purchases online. This year, I have two children in elementary school and two in high school.

So, here’s my plan for the 2012-2013 school year:

High School Curriculum


Language Arts



Foreign Language

World Geography




Home Economics

Elementary School Curriculum


Language Arts

Science & Nature Study

Social Studies

Penmanship & Copywork

  • Poetry
  • Notebooking





Home Economics

More Fun and Free Activities

And, of course, I have hundreds of ideas on my Home Education and Homeschool Curriculum Boards on Pinterest! Plus, be sure to check out my Nature Study Board, too!

What are you doing for school this year?

You can read all of my posts on homeschooling here.


About Melissa

Melissa Ringstaff is a pastor's wife, serving with her husband in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern Kentucky. She is a homeschooling mother of five plus four and Grandarlin' to 13 (so far) grandchildren. Melissa is the Founding Editor of A Virtuous Woman since 2001. She has written several titles including Spring Cleaning for the Heart and Home, The Homemaker's Journal: Keeping House, and Christian ADVENTures in Prophecy. You are invited to visit Melissa at A Virtuous Woman.
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2 Responses to Homeschool Planning for the Year

  1. Chrissy says:

    We are planning mode as well. Your curricula looks wonderful. Full of rich learning. :) Do you plan your lessons out and record them down in advance? If so, how far?

    • Melissa says:

      Chrissy, I’ll be working on doing all of our lesson plans at once over the next week. It’s a lot of work and really time consuming, but I fear not having time when we are already so busy during the school year. I’ll be posting more about it this coming week! :)

      Do you plan your lessons well in advance? How many kids do you have?

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