As I was settling into the bliss that was my near finished planning for the coming school year (have I mentioned that we begin again in just a few short weeks?) there was this nagging feeling about Science. I have a big plan in mind – following from the Big Bang to the appearance of humans with stops along the way for astronomy, evolution, and dinosaurs. Then again, maybe we’ll only make it as far as the dinosaurs.
Anyway, I have all these pieces – some more complete than others – but when it comes to the very beginning I’m anxious that it’s incomplete. I’m inspired by the Montessori Great Lessons and The Big History Project, but what I have is just not measuring up.
I suppose some might say the kids are too young for something like this, but I think they’re going to love it. What could be more inspiring than the wide-eyed wonder that one gets when approaching big things like this?
I need a better scaffolding to hang things on and I need to revamp the first few weeks of history as well so I can fit in a general survey of the many different origin stories from around the world and across time. This is going to be a lot of work for this late in the game. I need more books and the school budget is empty at the moment. I need more time to wrap my head around this.
…and I need to do the dishes.