The first thing I did was give her a voice into her curriculum and I chose curriculum that she didn't need a teacher for as much as possible. I don't do a lot of planning; mostly we just do the next chapter of whatever book. I do lay out our subjects:
This year, she is doing her history narrations in Google Docs and then she sends me her initial draft. I get an email from Kat Nat like seen below:
|The email has a link to the doc. I go into it read and edit. Some times I ask for more detail and some times I just fix grammar. She makes changes and then prints it out for her history binder.|
We're not very far into our school year [we started October 1], but so far she is liking the increased independence and it's working well. She's asking questions as necessary which is a HUGE part of being a responsible independent learner in my book.