It is easy to be so focused on taking the next step that you forget to look up and make sure you are still on the right path. Here’s a look at why it’s important to evaluate your journey on the homeschool path and how to avoid some dangers of not seeing the big picture.
It’s not just books that I strew, or leave out for them to find. I’ve left games, puzzles, clothes, and even snacks out for them to find. Strewing is an excellent way of creating a learning rich environment by taking advantage of your child’s natural curiosity. I strew anything that I want to create a little excitement about and surround with curiosity. This episode of the Triumphant Minute is about the value of strewing for all ages.
I’ve tried to be a paper planner. I see all of the cute planners out there for personal and homeschool planning and want to use one. And yet, I keep going back to my electronic planners. I have found though that I am not a purist in either camp. Here’s my experience with electronic and paper planners and how I found that a combination of the two works best for us.
I grabbed my pen, lesson plan book, and a cup of tea and went to sit in the sun on a beautiful spring afternoon. We just finished our second term of the school year and I was about to complete the end-of-term reflections. This is not an activity I have always done, but has become an invaluable part of our homeschool routine.
There are just some days you wish you had a reset button for everyone in the house. I’ve found that taking breaks can often be just that button for us. In today’s episode of the Triumphant Minute, I’m talking about the importance of scheduling breaks in your homeschool and how you can make that happen.
I can’t fit it all in! Something will have to give…Oh, wait. I don’t have to fit it all. Learning does not happen only during the “school day.” Learning is a lifestyle. Learning happens all day, every day whether you plan it or not. Here are five ways you can create a lifestyle of learning for you and your children.