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Friday, July 9, 2010


Once again I sit here at my computer, coffee gone cold,  stacks of printed pages to my left and to my right and my thoughts are as scattered as my things.
I love lesson planning.  I may even need a 12 step program for my addiction to it.  The problem is, though I have settled on a general plan for 4th grade, there are so many fabulous resources out there that it is difficult to cull them into workability.

My e-reader has opened new worlds for me as to book availability.  Many times in the past when I have wanted to use a book in the public domain, I have spent a fortune in ink, time and page protectors printing them out and putting them in binders.  This necessarily kept down on the amount of books I was able to utilize.  Now I can simply load them onto my e-reader and bingo, right in my hands the books I needed.  If you are anything at all like me, this has potential for major overload.  There are so many wonderful books to be had, right at my fingertips!!  And in seconds they can be on my computer and in a few more they can live on my e-reader. 

And so I have spent the morning on An Old Fashioned Education and Google Books in a downloading frenzy and now I get to go back into my 4th grade lesson planning.  I have to weed, cull, move around and fit in my new finds as best I can.  Thank God my kids love to read or this literature based education could be a definite issue.  The I get to put them all on my Nook (I know, you were dying to know which ereader I have).  And I have yet to remotely fill it's internal memory, imagine the possibilities when I add a memory card!  So, off to lesson planning with my new treasures, hang on, the master list is here somewhere, scattered amid my stacks..........


TerriG July 9, 2010 at 1:54 PM  

Hey why don't you become a professional curriculum planner? Offer your services to Moms who aren't that crazy about planning.

Lori July 9, 2010 at 2:54 PM  

Oh yeah...lesson planning...guess I should do that at some point...:-p

I know what you mean about overload though- there are way too many good things out there! It's tough to just choose a doable amount. But it's no fun when it just becomes work, so be sure to enjoy too. :-D

Cheryl July 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

The internet, etc., has complicated our lives in some ways, but in others? I have no clue how we ever lived without it!

Crystal July 10, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

I am a mom of five and we are on the fence about homeschooling. I feel like the summer days are ticking away and I can not come to a decision. Our 9 year old is dyslexic and we are struggling to decide what is best for him....

Happy SITS Saturday. I am going to check out some of your homeschool resources.

Cameron July 11, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

Thank you for stopping by my blog!! I'm a new follower of yours now!

I'm about to start my student teaching in 4th grade in the fall! I'm nervous because I've only done the younger grades before now - particularly Kindergarten. I'm hoping I can do some great lesson plans!

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