Now that our homeschools and homes are in order, on this final day of preparing for the upcoming homeschool year, we’ll discuss meal planning, batch cooking, freezer meals and how to keep your sanity in the kitchen.
I’ve never once looked forward to putting away laundry, cleaning out the fridge or organizing the garage, yet I expect those things to be done. Today, lets establish a household chore and maintenance plan.
Now that we’ve got our curriculum, calendar, and lesson plan in place; it may feel like we’re done, however a crucial part is to plan labs, projects and field trips now. I’m one of those people that really needs to see the big picture to feel at ease. On day seven of this series we talked […]
Lesson planning used to be something I dreaded intensely. Partly because there was so much to do our first year. Too many individual subjects and books, and so many kids! I’ve since learned to simplify.
These past three years, we’ve followed a traditional school calendar. After so many years of public school, we were all used to routinely taking 2 weeks off in the winter and the entire summer off. Also, we have cousins, and lots of public schooled friends that like to plan beach days and sleep overs during the summer. […]
Months before we started our first year of homeschooling I was completely overwhelmed by the incredible amount of choices in homeschool curriculum. It wasn’t just that were was tons to choose from, but also that there were so many different styles and philosophies. I was drowning in catalogs, and I doubted if I had heard the call to homeschool at this point. Today we’ll discuss how to choose the right homeschool curriculum for your family.
Reality is, that most homes don’t look Pinterest perfect, and that’s just real life. When you add homeschooling to an already hectic day, our homes often look more like disaster zones. On this 4th day of our summer series, I wanted to share how we manage the homeschool clutter chaos.
Did you know that children do better when they have predictable and regular routines? As we prepare for the coming school year let’s discuss the importance of setting-up a routine in our homeschools.
Homeschooling can be a daunting task, wether you’re just getting started, or have been at it for some time; this is why it’s important to make connections with other homeschool families.
I have a tendency to set too many goals for myself, and sometimes I set very high standards for my girls. The greatest thing I’ve learned while homeschooling, is to be flexible and to give grace.