What's orgo planning, Precious?
But already I digress. So, I've read a few 'orgo planning' posts on home ed blogs this week, and a few other 'what we've got planned for 2009' posts on some other blogs, and on some home ed blogs too. I'm guessing there isn't a lot of difference between the two, apart from in name? "Orgo planning" does sound a bit impressive, I must say. I'm going to have to google it now, though I'm sure I've done so before and forgotten all about it.
Ooh, Jax comes out tops straight away. Well done, Jax! It's now down to you to defend and define this "orgo planning" thing then, single-handedly. No pressure or anything ;-) Merry's in there too, and Deb from a few years ago. In fact, if you put the term in quotation marks, that's pretty much all that is there about it. Is it a made-up concept then, courtesy of UK home educators? It needs a Wikipedia page! Quick!
What does the 'orgo' bit derive from? Organisational? Organic? I've got my dictionary out now.. organdie, organelle, organism, organza. I'll stop there.
It's difficult to think about planning autonomous education, isn't it? I just always plan to provide what's needed, as and when it comes up. I plan to continue being available, 24/7, and interested and engaged with my children's learning.. same old thing, year on year.
The education isn't the same old thing, year on year though of course. It's immensely varied and compelling and exciting. Each day, each minute, each second, each child is unique. And I still live for the eureka moments, when something clicks into place for someone. And the "I want to learn about this" moments, and the questions and the finding of answers.
We could plan some more educational outings, I suppose, though our older ones are a bit too old for that sort of thing, and our little ones are still a bit too young to get much out of most places. The good news is that we've got our weekly HE meeting room back after six months of building work, so we have somewhere warm, dry and communal to meet people instead of houses and parks, which will be nice.
The children are autonomous; the field is not (any more) and so I'm just about to go and do some serious planning for that over there.