Week 4 of building our dream classical homeschool is here! How’s your homeschool developing? Are your children reading everyday or working on phonics? What about writing and math, are they going well?
If not, take another week and get those nailed down before you add more subjects into the mix. It’s better to spend the time now and get it right, than to find yourself overwhelmed and frustrated in six months. Slow and steady wins the race.
The goal is a strong classical homeschool educating for excellence without the mom losing her mind. It’s possible; it just takes time.
So now we’re adding morning time, circle time, or group time. I don’t know about you, but it’s handy to use one of my family’s natural gathering times for our morning time. For us, that means morning time happens over lunch.
My homeschool…. I can call it what I want. Also we tend to eat lunch at 11:30, so it’s still morning!
Other families gather for morning time in the afternoon, in the evening, or actually at the break of day. There’s no need to stick to regular school hours.
Classical homeschooling is a lifestyle to be savored, not a to-do list to bog you down.
My preference is to keep a simple group time for my family with art supplies to keep hands busy, a good read aloud, and some memory work. It’s fun, full of jokes, and lively.
Write down the subjects you’d like to cover during group time. Do you want to read history books, living science or math books, art stories, read aloud, projects, memorization, or something else?
Consider if you’d like to do everything daily or rotate through the subjects. You can rotate throughout the week or the month. There’s no need to do everything everyday.
You could spend the first week of the month concentrating on music and art. The second week could be devoted to science. The third week could focus on history, and the fourth week could be a wrap-up to tie everything together.
It’s your homeschool. Spend time this weekend deciding how you’d like group time to look for your family. Write it down, and implement your plan on Monday.
If you need more help, Your Morning Basket will guide you through creating an awesome morning time for your family!
- Taken a week off and inspired ourselves
- Started an hour of daily reading
- Picked up math lessons
- Added writing
- Started Morning Time
Let me remind you again, you can take more time for any given week. Sometimes life throws curveballs our way, we have a week of appointments, family is coming to visit, or we simply need another week to solidify expectations.
Don’t worry. Take another week if you need to and don’t feel guilty.