By Ashley Mullen
We’re almost at the end of another school year, and I’m struggling to stay on plan. This year, I have two at my table, and I have to say it’s been more structured, which is great because last year we were a bit of a hot mess, but it was our first year, so it’s ok, or so I’m telling myself.
How to Keep the Homeschool Momentum
You know the slump is coming, so plan something fun to do to change things up a bit. For instance, nothing changes things up like going on a field trip. Plan to go on one field trip; it doesn’t have to be expensive; maybe you go check out a new playground now that the weather is turning around.
Change Your Environment
Whether this means doing school in a different room of your house, going outside or maybe going to the library. We have no formal school room in our house, but instead, work at our dining room table or move to our kitchen island. But now that the weather is nice we are doing a lot of reading outside on a blanket or at the picnic table.
Change Your School Work
Maybe you are just tired of your curriculum But maybe try throwing in a board game day. You can learn a lot from playing board games, and it is a great way to practice learned skills like math and reading, as well as social skills.
Take a Day Off
We tend to stick to my husband’s work scheduled, when it’s a bit odd we homeschool like that too. We take Wednesday off, but often do science on Saturdays. Throwing in a day off in the middle of the week can break things up and give everyone a break, even if you do make up for lost time on the weekend.
Do you homeschool? How do you work school days in your homeschool as the weather grows warmer?
3 Comments on “Tips To Help You Keep The Homeschool Momentum”
I didn’t home school my children, I’m not even sure that would have been allowed in Germany, there there are fines for missing school. These are good tips for those just starting out along this road.
I personally would never homeschool. I actually do not know anyone in my social circle who does homeschool beyond the cursory curriculum enhancement to what is already being learned. But when the kiddos were little, we used to have “school” during the summer months. Day care was “school” and it was a proper multi-disciplinary organization with an educational structure and base.
I was homeschooled for 1 year as a kid. Keeping on schedule was probably the hardest part.