So you've decided that a pre-packaged curriculum is not for you and you're going to have a go at putting together your own plan that suits your child's needs. Awesome! This post is for you if you're wanting to do this but are not quite sure where to start. We have featured most of these resources in our plans when we've register our kiddos to be homeschooled. (PS: Not sure about the registration process? Download my freebie on registration with quick links to each state registration body HERE).
CREATING YOUR OWN LEARNING PLAN (FOR NSW IN PARTICULAR)
Creating a plan doesn't have to be too difficult or involved.
1. CREATE A WORD DOC & WRITE DOWN YOUR 'WHY'
Open up a Word document and write a few introductory paragraphs about why you've decided to homeschool, a little about your child and some of the interests they have. Include the Stage or Year your child is in.
2. STAGE STAGEMENTS
Next copy the Stage Statements for the Stage your child is in for each KLA (key learning area or subject). You can find this information HERE.
3. LINK TO THE STAGE OUTCOMES
Underneath the stage statements you can copy the stage outcomes if you wish or you could include the link to the outcomes in your plan.
4. WRITE UP HOW YOU PLAN TO MEET THE STAGE STATEMENTS
Next you'll want to show how you plan to cover to meet those stage statements. Basically you'll show the resources and educational experiences you'll help give your child access to. Your plan may change and that's ok but this is the place where you will write down what you are planning on using. You can be specific here including book titles, website names, educational courses, field trip/excursions, clubs they'll be a part of, etc. This post is to help you with some of these resources.
SOME EASY GO-TO RESOURCES
These are the kind of resources that lots of people (including us!) have enjoyed accessing regularly over our years of homeschooling.
I also get asked about which resources we use often so I am sharing them here for you now and I hope you they will be of help to you.
Math U See Free Resources (and of course Math U See curriculum)
SCIENCE AND TECHNLOGY
Nessy (particularly good for dyslexic kiddos)
PD H PE
Brilliant Kids Aus (brand ambassadors)
GENERAL RESOURCES: Local library
550+ THL printables
List your child's favourite activities
Visiting local parks
Writing letters/emails to friends
Playing board games (list them)
I'll keep adding to this list as I think of more things that you might find useful. Just pick and choose and copy them into your Word doc. I hope this helps.
Happy planning! Lusi x