Planning our KONOS UnitsI am so excited about our new homeschooling journey we have started with KONOS! The kids are excited about it, I am excited about it, and that spark that was missing in our schooling has now returned.

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For some reason KONOS seems to be misunderstood. People seem to think it takes too much planning and is out of date. I am here to tell you that is far from the truth! This curriculum is full of exciting activities and lends itself well to rabbit trails. I wanted to walk you through how we plan our units to show you just how easy it can be.

1) Go through the unit and decide which activities you want to do. This is a pretty easy step. I usually just read through each activity and circle with a pencil the activities I think we would like to do. Don’t feel like you need to do them all. Some activities may not work for your family, and that it OK. There are so many to choose from and you are sure to find plenty that you want to do.KONOS circling activities

2) Figure out how many need to be done each day. I do this by simply adding up all of the activities I have circled from step #1 and dividing them by how many days we will be spending on the unit. For example, one unit I planned had 45 activities circled and we were going to be doing this unit for 10 days. So I knew we needed to average about 5 activities per day. But some of you may not do KONOS every day. In that case, you just divide by how many days you will be doing KONOS.

3) Jot down each activity according to its category. For this step I make simple columns and divide the activities into categories like Bible, science, history, fun, art/science, etc. This way I know how many days I need to plan for each category. I try to have a Bible activity every day. Other than that, it just depends on how many I have in each category. If I have 4 history activities in our 2 week unit study, then I choose 2 days each week to complete them. If I have 8 science activities, then I choose 4 days each week to complete them.KONOS activity list

KONOS weekly plan

4) Complete the planning chart. This is when it all comes together. I print our *KONOS Planning Pages* to jot down our activities in the days I chose from step #3. I also make note of any materials we need so I can make sure we are prepared. At the bottom of the page there is room to add in any books you make need from the library. I made this printable with 4 pages. This way it will accommodate 1,2,3, or 4 week units.KONOS unit planner

See! That wasn’t so hard, now was it?! I am loving everything about KONOS right now and it seems to work very well for my hands-on learners. I love that it is completely customizable based on your family’s needs. If you have any other questions about how we use KONOS, please feel free to ask. I am not an expert (yet!) but I would love to clear up any of the confusion associated with this curriculum. Stay tuned for much more in our journey with KONOS.

**Free Printable KONOS Planning Pages**

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