New Year Resolutions for Homeschooling

Today we start our new homeschool year.   Our year runs from January to November.  We do 13 weeks on then 2 weeks off except Thanksgiving to the 1st Monday in January.  5 weeks of fun.  Gets us relaxed and recharged for the new year.

This year, I am making a few changes. Really, more of a commitment to do things differently.  Here they are in no special order.

Do more craft and art activities.  Madison is artsy fartsy. She loves to draw and make things.  I don’t incorporate that nearly enough into our school day.  I’m making it a priority to do at least one artistic thing per week with her.

Put more emphasis on getting lessons done promptly.   I have been more than lackadaisical in this area.  I am not doing my children any favors by not teaching them to diligently finish their work.  This will not serve them well when they get a job.  We have a great system in place.  It’s just easier to send them off when I need to do my chores.  Then I simply forget we still have lessons to do.  This year, I am doing the lessons then my chores.  If I have to stay up late to get the chores done then so be it.

Take 1 field trip per week.  Lots and lots of learning takes place outside the confines of books.  We are going to get out of the house every week and find something new to do.  Stay tuned for those adventures.  This is my favorite resolution!

Incorporate a family read aloud.   We have done this in bursts in prior years.  It is a great break in the day to relax with a book.  It also gives us the added benefit of giving us something to experience share.  Fun memories will result.

Do more experiments and hands-on stuff.  My kids are just like me.  They learn better by doing.  So why isn’t that the cornerstone of our homeschool?

That’s it.  Nothing spectacular.  Just a few things to make the Rogers Academy a better place.  Some place to learn lots and make special memories.  Learning and fun, who knew?
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Penny Rogers
Just a Florida homeschooling mom attempting to navigate autismland with my teenage son with autism and the rest of my goofy family. We love Jesus and live gluten free . One kid with celiac and one gluten free for his autism. We utilize the Charlotte Mason approach mixed with lots of field trips as well as jaunts to Walt Disney World. Just sharing my adventures to make you feel better about your family and maybe learn a thing or two that helps !
Penny Rogers

Penny Rogers

Just a Florida homeschooling mom attempting to navigate autismland with my teenage son with autism and the rest of my goofy family. We love Jesus and live gluten free . One kid with celiac and one gluten free for his autism. We utilize the Charlotte Mason approach mixed with lots of field trips as well as jaunts to Walt Disney World. Just sharing my adventures to make you feel better about your family and maybe learn a thing or two that helps !

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