Originally Posted by akwifeandmomma
Awww, Happy 13th birthday to your DD, Penelope!
Do any of you homeschool with IDEA? This is my first year, and I need to get my son's ILP finished. I'm sure I'm making it more difficult than it has to be, but I've looked at the example and the instructions and I'm still feeling all "dur, wha?!" about it.
I don't school with IDEA, but at Twindly, all I do is write down each subject we're going to cover (and you don't have to necessarily cover every subject formally) and what I am going to use to teach it. For instance, for my son, who is kindergarten, I wrote reading/phonics and under it wrote Sing, Spell, Read, and Write. Then for math I wrote Math-U-See Alpha. Since he does a tumbling class I wrote that down for phys ed and then put where he takes the class at. For my daughter, who is 3rd grade, I put math with Math-U-See gamma, then listed just about every other subject with Learning Adventures by Dorian Holt. And since she takes tap dance, we put that for phys ed. Beyond that, you just mark how they are going to be assessed. For us, we do a lot of verbal assessment, but we do have some work pages and Autumn this year will have some more special projects.
What I have a hard time with is helping Autumn come up with a year long project.