Sunday, January 4, 2009

Note To Self:

Hello Self. Wonderful Christmas we had this year. And that bit we did sticking to a school schedule really paid off as the kids and I have really appreciated these last two weeks of 'school holiday'.

Just a thought, Self. When planning your Science curriculum, peek ahead and see exactly what the required elements of each unit are. It may have been prudent to discover back in September that the Biology unit we've been planning on starting in January (tomorrow!!) requires a number of natural elements found in the warmer months here in this corner of Canada.

The beetles, ants, worm and pond water teeming with microscopic life are currently in short supply. The chapter on 'Releasing Your Butterfly' is not likely to turn out well anytime in the next ten weeks.

Self, may I suggest we do the Physics unit and then tackle the Biology unit in the Spring?

Now, don't we have some things to print? Gather? Prepare?


jugglingpaynes said...

The bugs,worms,pond life, etc. are there, you know. You just need to dig deeper. Through snow, ice and frozen ground. :o)

I remember scheduling planting in January one year. Poor seedlings. They were ready to be transplanted in late February. For some reason they didn't survive two more months in their peat pots.

Peace and Laughter!

Dorothy said...

I like your sense of humour!