I plan their curriculum on my own, they are in 5th and 6th grades, but more like a late 4th grader and early 7th grader. I do the major subjects every day, then history/science each twice a week, art/music each once a week.
I think I want to do math/spelling every morning, then they read independently each night...then I want to spend the days doing more in depth science, history, art, and music.
We started doing cake decorating with our neighbors and the mom sent me some links she found when the girl had issues with a cupcake recipe, so I think this week we will do some looking at the science behind baking and do some actual baking from scratch (I'm quick to grab a box of cake mix and call it a day..). They are also in an engineering class for co op, so I think I would like to build off of that and go more in depth on the topics they are doing there.
DH also thinks I need to move quicker in history, I've been doing Story of the World vol 1, but I want to get past the ancients and move on, they are really kind of bored with it and I'm not sure they are retaining much..,but at the same time I kind of want to stick to doing it in some kind of order. AND I am not a history person at all, so I really don't know any more than they do and I'm learning right along with them.
Also, I work outside the home so I am gone M/Th 11-7ish and T/F 2-7ish..I usually have Wednesdays off and we have co op every other week and DD has dance every week on Wed afternoons. So I can do stuff with them, but then I leave so I'd like to have something independent for them especially on the days I leave earlier.
Any ideas? Do you do something like this where you go more in depth instead of hitting every subject every day?