Have you ever found yourself adrift from where you thought your homeschool should be, because life got in the way?
Perhaps you ended up pregnant on bed rest, then you had a toddler bent on tearing the house apart roaming free.
Sometimes moving does it. You move across the country and never quite pulled the homeschool back to the rigorous level you had.
Job changes and illness also throw wrenches into the gears of our dream homeschool. We get caught up in trying to stay afloat and let details go astray.
The children are getting their literature read but are no longer creating pages for their reading notebook. Maybe memory work dropped, or Latin became too difficult to keep up.
Science experiments are a joke, and history discussions? What history discussions.
Let’s not even talk about writing, art, or music. You know you can do better, but you’re lost as to how. You wake up in the middle of the night wishing you could fix your homeschool. Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to do!
We’re going to build our dream classical homeschool.
Over the next 13 weeks, we’ll inspire ourselves and start homeschooling all over again. Yes, we have to stop homeschooling before we can rebuild the homeschool.
To start, this week don’t homeschool at all. Take the week off. Let the children play outside all day.
Your assignment: Read your favorite classical homeschool book.
Why? Because to build anything, we need to know what we’re building, what is the foundation we’re laying, and where we’re going.
We also need to inspire ourselves to do the work, and remind ourselves why we classically homeschool. I’ll walk you through the steps of rebuilding week by week, but the details you’ll need to put in place.
For example, do you want to work on memory work with the children over breakfast, over lunch, or during a dedicated morning time? Should your kids be creating a reading notebook page every week?
Do you prefer The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home’s approach of emphasizing Latin, or Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style’s approach of emphasizing Greek?
We’re about to embark on a wonderful journey together. We’re going to rebuild our dream classical homeschool!
- Take a week off and get inspire
- Start an hour of daily reading
- Pick up math lessons
- Add writing
- Start Morning Time
- Begin Latin or Greek
- Ponder the next 7 weeks
- Fill Out Language Arts
- Begin Science
- Start History
- Add Literature
- Start Fine Arts
- Begin a Modern Foreign Language