One important function I have learned from Epic Adventures is to write a rationale for the school year. The rationale helps you to focus on what it is you want your children to come away with when you have completed your school year; and it also helps you to stay on topic while you are putting your school year together. Sometimes throughout the year you have to revisit your rationale in case you need to get back on track. This is what I have come up with for this year, Our Little House Year:
I want my children to experience the American wilderness and frontier and appreciate the hardships and achievements of pioneers through the marvelous storytelling of Laura Ingalls Wilder.