It takes some time to find the right weekly homeschool schedule. You may have to try a few (or combine a few) before you find what works. But, before you can discover what works, you need to know what options are available. Thankfully, there are plenty of options - and you're sure to find a weekly homeschool schedule that fits your family.
One of the first steps in homeschool planning is taking a look at the big picture - or the big yearly calendar. Before I start trying to figure out how many weeks we have to cover a certain textbook, I need to know how many weeks we'll actually be homeschooling. That's where yearly homeschool planning comes into play.
Are you ready to prepare for a new homeschool year? What's the first step you take? Usually, it's sifting through that pile of homeschool catalogs sitting on your shelf. Or maybe it's asking what other homeschool families will be using. Maybe you're not too sure about your teaching abilities for a certain subject so you buy 2 or 3 programs to cover one subject. But there is a better way to begin the process of planning for a successful homeschool year. The first step - deciding on the most important goals for each child. Let's learn how to set homeschooling goals.
History lessons can be dry and boring if you rely completely on a dry and boring textbook. But there is a better way! It’s so easy to make history come alive with the right books and resources. One of the best ways to make your history lessons fun and interesting are with well-planned hands-on history projects. And, no matter the time period you're studying, there are some activity ideas you can easily include. Here are 8 ways you can make history a little more interesting with some hands-on, creative history project ideas.
If you’ve homeschooled for any length of time you know that your homeschool has different needs at different times. It’s important to recognize those changing times and address the needs you face at each step. I like to call these changing times your homeschool seasons.