No real planning here yet aside from ordering materials. My oldest though is all about planning. She came up with a "schedule" for us, created "lockers", and more. I know that we gave her the option of middle school or homeschool; she choose homeschool, but I think that some of the 'excitement' that her friends have regarding the change to middle school is carrying over.
I will have a 6th and 3rd grader at home this year. My Kindergartener is currently enrolled for half-day at the ps. I won't hesitate to pull her out, but right now she gets very jealous/mad when I work one on one with a sister. I spend LOTS of one on one time with her too. . . but that apparently isn't the point. I plan on doing the one on one instruction while she is at school. We will do group stuff/play stuff when she is home.
History: Ancient history -- I don't know a thing about ancient history so I am actually using a curriculum for this this year. I have story of the world w/activity book for the 3rd grader and History Odyssey level 2 Ancients for the 6th grader. I could have just done one, but I really wanted to compare the two and my 6th grader is capable of so much more than the 3rd grader that I wanted it to be separate programs so she doesn't directly compare herself to her sister.
Science: Trying out the one from Pandia Press on Earth/Space. I am using it for all the girls but plan to adjust/tailor it to each child. My 6th grader also wants to dissect things so we will be ordering kits for that and taking it however far she wants to go.
Math: Singapore is our math spine. 3A/3B and 6A/6B. The 6A/B will be a review for my dd -- we will also be using ALEKS math for her. We have the right start math games kit that we use with everyone.
Language Arts: MCT was intense so we are still using last years for now. Also adding a spectrum language arts for each grade for the gaps. My third grader will use spectrum writing too. I really like them as a guide more than anything else. We like to journal, write letters, stories, etc. HWT for penmanship. Spelling is AAS. Reading/comprehension is through quality literature for my 6th grader. I also use quality literature read alouds for my third grader for comprehension. We are still working on fluency etc with her.
Spanish: 6th grader will do Rosetta Stone this year. 3rd grader will play with Spanish and see if she is interested.
Arts: We have Meet the Masters. We use it on occasion. We really like experimenting with different mediums and techniques. The girls take piano and dance. They participate in community theater.