Everyone has their own system of planning their homeschooling curriculum for the year. It’s just a matter of finding the method that works best for you and digging in. With that in mind, I thought I’d document my own journey this summer in case it might be helpful to someone else learning how to plan out their year.

I started this summer by digging in on the AmblesideOnline website since that is the main curriculum we will be following this year. I pulled up the booklist for Year 1 and printed it out. I looked through our own personal library and my parents’ library (my mom LOVES children’s books), talked with friends who have already gone through Year 1, visited several used book sales, and looked for online resources, including our local library system’s catalog. Every time I would come across one of the books on this year’s list, I would mark on my printout who owned that particular book. Read more →