Busyness is that the correct word? I'm not really sure. I typed it as business as first and knew that wasn't what I meant. So I'm gonna let this stand as it is.
Anyway, after a pretty laid back summer or mostly just a few pool dates, we are beginning to get busy again. A lot of the places that we visit are starting up their fall calendars. So I find myself spending a lot of time looking at activities and looking to see if we have room on the calendar. I am determined to not overload
Back to School Tips for Organizing Your Homeschool
Last week I shared how we review and try to improve our homeschooling technique each year. This week, I'd like to give you a chance to "peek in our window" and see just what we do the few weeks before we start back to school.
1) We begin preparing by completely cleaning out our school room. We spend hours there each day, so a deep cleaning and a serious rearranging do much to freshen our perspective.
Most of us will be starting our homeschools back up in the next few weeks. That is unless you haven't taken a break for the summer. Many of us will be teaching a high school student for the first time. If you find yourself in the latter category, then you will want to check out Time4Learning's newest website! Let's Homeschool High School is packed with information to help get you on the right track as you educate your teen.
There are planning tools,
Check out the newest installment of the Carnival of Homeschooling over at Homeschool Journeys! Our hostess this week shares how she loved to "play school" as a child. You won't want to miss out on the great blogs featured discussing curriculum and resources, projects and teaching ideas, dealing with the ages and stages of our children and other homeschool chatter.
Going for the Gold... in homeschooling, of course!
Every summer, I get a little retrospective. Really not a bad thing... in moderation. I try to reflect on how we've done, how well the children are learning, and how our home school is progressing in general. With all that in mind, I then turn toward the future and how we can improve on what we are doing.