Our choices, good and bad, as well as recommendations, what's working, and what's not.
I'm trying to remember that change is a natural occurrence and that impermanence is a way of life. So, I'm pretty sure that the majority of our curriculum is going to be a fluid thing that is going to be adjusted and fine-tuning over the weeks and months of our learning. I have begun working creating a planning/pacing guide that I can use to guide my instruction throughout the course of the year (you can take the teacher out of the classroom...), and I'm feeling pretty confident about the structure of the various subjects that I'm going to be teaching and how our days will be laid out (for the most part, again, I'm trying to keep in mind fluid instruction). I know that not everyday is going to follow what I have planned and laid out (despite my OCD desire for it to do so) and that there will be days when either the Monk or I just are feeling it, but I also know that as long as I have a game plan, then there is always a plan that I can use to guide us through what needs to be accomplished. And, although it is taking me FOREVER to get all the subjects mapped out and organized, I know that it will be the most helpful thing that I've done to prep myself for my new role as a homeschool teacher vs. a public one whose planning guide is typically figured out by a third party. I also feel as though it will make me more in touch with the exact needs of my son. And isn't that the whole point?