What worked for you last year – and what didn’t – and what you are going to change
- Changing our homeschool to more of a Charlotte Mason philosophy has really worked.
- Having too flexible a schedule really did not work. I was trying to avoid a schedule because I thought it would help bring about a more peaceful day around here because of Aspergers Syndrome. It did not. Children on the spectrum really need routine to keep things peaceful and they need just enough change to learn flexibility.
- This year I want more of a rhythm to our day than a rigid schedule and that is what I'm aiming for.
- Last month I shared the day in the life of homeschooling an only.
- That's an interesting question. This year I'm aiming for more of a daily rhythm in our homeschool. As a result we are still working our way towards finding our perfect happy flow. At present we follow breakfast with kitchen cleaning chores followed with school reading work with physical activity breaks.
- We are aiming to attend a minimum of ONE field trip a month. No amount of book work could ever substitute a field trip and what immersion in an experience brings to learning.
- Our homeschool group is also aiming to have one day a month where we get together for an afternoon of fellowship.
- I'd like to start piano lessons for Nathaniel and I this year too but I will leave that for term two.
- In one word: FRIENDSHIP. I love my homeschool friends they keep me accountable by asking me how it is going. They inspire me to be a better home schooling Mom.
- New homeschool Mom's I love to attend any meeting of new home educating families. Their enthusiasm and passion re-ignite my zeal and fill me with the courage to continue this journey and finish it well.
- INSTAGRAM. I love to look through the photographs of other home educating families and be inspired to dig out long forgotten resources and use them.