Yeah, me too.
Ok, it's not that bad. I'm exaggerating. Sort of. We have goals: fifth grade with Math Mammoth worksheets & Khan Academy, 17th-19thc world history and the U..S. Civil War, and a literature list to work through over the next few years. I met with my almost-10-yr-old to help her set goals for the year (learning about electricity, for one).
See? Goals. A plan? Eh, not so much.
You can take a look at all of our goals for the year and some of the materials we plan to use on our curriculum page. I try not to look at it too much. That long list makes me panicky, even though I know we spread things out and combine things so it really isn't as overwhelming as it looks.
One big difference this year will be involving my youngest more in our school days. She doesn't need to do more, since she's pretty much hit most of the kindergarten benchmarks already. I would, however like to work with her more on learning to read (she's very interested in this at the moment), and I'd like to do more project work with her. For now, just getting her on board with some daily and weekly routines is a challenge by itself.
And, of course, my oldest will be working on more projects. We have daily project time built into our routines now, but really she works on her own stuff all the time. Currently she's exploring architecture and recreating buildings in Minecraft.
We're also using Story of the World for the first time this year. I had trouble pulling resources together for world history during this time period, so book 3 will make a nice spine for us as I fill in with whatever other goodies I can find. Plus, it makes it easy to read a section or chapter while they draw. I need easy this year. Because when life isn't easy (and this year is already miles away from easy), I will take homeschool help wherever I can find it.
Well, that's the plan for this year.