we have been drifting a bit in organised home ed since dec, and TBH we are not anywhere near as organised or formal as the ticklists might have you believe. They are a bit aspirational, there is no negative consequence or anything for failure to ‘achieve’ . However, having done well and achieved the aspirational does have a positive – something from ‘the book box’ which is a selection of book people books, some ‘stocking fillers’ also in BB’s case, and lots of well dones.
for BB, this is just to guide really, we hope to do something reading and something mathsy most days and ‘something else’ and mostly she gets on with whatever she fancies and is pretty autonomous. SHe likes the idea of a ticksheet and doing 4 things a day, and she liked the idea of having different boxes to choose from, so we will see…
SB is part her choice, and part the fact that she needs to gear up as she wants to go to university, so will therefore need to get some qualifications along the way. this means contemplating getting us organised enough that some gcse’s will happen. Unfortnuately for SB, she has 2 expert procrastinators for parents. Only the pressures and organisation of school and then uni got us where we are, and left to our own devices we would prob both be dreamers and wished we had done x-ers. so hoping that the ticksheet will get SB going into reg doing something and help her to where she wants to be. Ideally she should do 7 things a day [eek! i imagine some spillage to weekend] and ideally 5 of these should be from the bolded group, and she can choose 2 out to the unbolded – tho TBH, think this is going to be v aspiational rather than actual . i think we still have some fiddling to do to get it to work for her. [SB made me add days of week to top, and don't think that works! - having said that to her, she says she is going to bob around - so why it needed days i don't know! (maybe because BB's had?)] so it is a ‘work in progress’ . Anyway, we worked on it together, and she thinks it is reasonable and is quite happy with it. we try to ensure she actually likes the resources we use, and actually is happy looking and learning those things [hence no latin as tho i would like to do it, she isn't keen at the mo]
welcome comments as always and thinking i should say that sb usually goes for a 20-25 things as an average – so definitely aspirational… – and that others do lots of their home ed at museums, in groups, and in many other inspirational ways, but due to our split age group and rural locale and general not v good at going a distance, we tend to do socialising and arts and crafts or sports in groups. [many strokes for different folks and all that]