In July (2006) I sat down and worked up a preliminary KONOS Unit Schedule for the school year with high hopes that we would get everything on it completed. We did a little rabbit trailing and with our odd schedule (evening school – 3 to 4 days a week), we ended up coming far from finishing as much as we had hoped. Below is a copy of the units we finished for 2006-7. If you compare it with our proposed schedule, I think you’ll see how hard it was to get school goals accomplished last year.
I’m hoping that this school year we will see great improvements since we are now going to start a “normal” routine (8am-5pm… 5 days a week!). I’m looking forward to knocking out a ton more KONOS this year! I have added some of the units we need to “make up” this year to our REVISED 2007-8 schedule below. A few of those units I am supposed to be making up are ones we were hoping to do during summer school. This summer was spent entirely by moving, looking for a house and unpacking. Hopefully we won’t have a repeat next year and we can actually make use of some of our 2008 summer for school catch-up.
2006-7 KONOS Units Completed...
Ears & Sound / Music & Composers (Attentiveness Vol 1)
Eyes & Seeing / Other Senses / Predator & Prey (Attentiveness Vol 1)
Frontiersmen / Tracking & Trapping / Review of Indians (Attentiveness Vol 1)
Trust General Unit / Floating & Ships (Trust Vol 1)
Breads & Grain, Farming (Patience Vol 1)
Units To Move to 2008-9 School Year…
Body Systems (Cooperation Vol 3), Body/Appetite/Emotions (Self Control Vol 2)
Bees, Family, Church & General (Cooperation - Vol 3)
Plants & Gardening (Patience Vol 1)
Plant and Animal Classification (Orderliness Vol 1)
I actually penciled out a copy of the 2007-8 schedule last year (same link as the proposed schedule above). Interestingly, I had already added in the “Human Birth and Growth” unit which is front and center in my mind right now (being pregnant with my third child). A strange twist is the fact that I had planned to study Human Birth and Growth in February of 2008 (one month before our new baby is born!). I was waiting until after our "Birds and Bees" talk (which happened at the tail end of last spring). Looks like God knew some things I didn’t know when I wrote out this schedule! I have changed the below schedule quite a bit from last year’s pencil-sketch. The problem with this year’s schedule is that with a coming baby, I have no idea how much I’ll be able to get done during the weeks before and after our little critter gets here. I’ve never had my homeschooling interrupted by a pregnancy or birth (or a newborn/toddler for that matter).
Proposed 2007-8 KONOS Unit Schedule...
Flight & Airplanes (Trust Vol 1)
Deception Illusion (Trust Vol 1), Tabernacle/Reverent Behavior/Hymns (Honor Vol 1)
Town & Community (Cooperation - Vol 3), Choices & Safety (Vol 2 Wisdom)
Country/Culture (pick a country), Kindness, Service & Etiquette (Vol 1 Honor)
Attributes of God, Pottery & Sculpture (Honor Vol 1), Christmas Unit (Vol 2 - Love/Generosity)
Cathedral and Church Architecture (Honor Vol 1), Sequencing, Measuring & Construction (Vol 1 Orderliness)
Human and Animal Birth and Growth (Patience Vol 1)
Begin States & Regions Unit (Cooperation Vol 2) - Texas History Month
Continue States & Regions.... (possibly add colonial & war of independence NE)
Continue States & Regions.... (possibly add civil war/Virginia & South)
Continue States & Regions.... (possibly add Explorers/Western States)
SUMMER SCHOOL (heavy KONOS, light 3R's)...
Continue States & Regions.... (possibly add arctic & ocean life/Alaska & Hawaii)
Continue States & Regions.... WRAP UP: USA STATES & REGIONS PARTY
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