Have you ever sat down to begin your new homeschool year and realized you forgot a subject? Spelling had completely slipped your mind! You’re simply not ready. Other years it’s a major scheduling mistake. You plan to spend Wednesday afternoons doing history discussions and projects only to realize choir practice is Wednesday afternoon.
All your dreams of a restful and productive school year are going down the toilet and fast.
An Awesome Year Begins with a Plan
See a restful school year full of scholé, challenging studies, and delightful discussions begins with a good plan. It doesn’t just happen. And despite what people may say, scholé isn’t about dropping our educational standards.
It’s about doing our best today in faith. In faith that if we thoughtfully work through each day doing our best, no matter what happens, everything will fall together in the end.
Our children will learn to read, learn math, get into college, and become adult members of society. The path there may meander and likely will not look anything like we dreamed it would, and that’s okay. It’s life.
However right now we have a problem to solve. What should we be doing this next school year?
The best approach to homeschooling isn’t to cram as much as we can into each day. We need margins in our life. Time to sit down, drink tea, and compare the English view of the American Revolution with the American perspective.
Kids need time, even in high school, to meet with their friends just to hang out and relax. They need enjoyable activities and challenging school work.
Homeschooling, activities, social fun, and free time need to balance with the needs of the house and home. In addition there are always the unforeseen crisis that occur on a regular basis. Quite frankly crisis are part of life. The unexpected bed rest because of a pregnancy, a new job and moving, or even just a horrid flu followed by a bad cold going through town.
We need a plan if we’re going to balance everything so we have margins and scholé in our lives. A good plan that will guide us through the year and keep us moving step-by-step towards our goal of raising and educating our children.
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Plan Your Year
How do you come up with a good plan? My best solution has been to use Pam of Ed Snapshot’s Plan Your Year.
In Plan Your Year, Pam walks us through the same steps I’ve always used to plan in the past except she doesn’t forget any details. I always have something I forget. It might be printing out the notebooking pages for the Book of Presidents I want the kids to create. It may be spelling.
Yes, this year I ran through and reviewed the subjects for each grade and realized I’d totally forgotten to plan spelling into my upcoming 1st grader’s curriculum. Can you believe it? Over 15 years of homeschooling and I forget spelling for a 1st grader.
The heart of Plan Your Year is a 79 page ebook which guides you through all ten necessary steps to planning your ideal school year. After working through all ten steps, you won’t find yourself skipping spelling. You’ll account for your weekly activities before creating your weekly schedule.
In addition to the book Pam includes printouts you need along the way. You’ll have sheets to fill out and plan your goals, figure out a course of study, what resources you need, and create a daily checklist. There are also the printouts for creating your homeschool planner. One spot to keep all your worksheets and homeschool plans for the year.
You even get two audio workshops with Sarah MacKenzie and Mystie Winkler!
Plan Your Year will guide your every step so you’re ready and prepared to enjoy an awesome school year this fall. A school year filled with challenging subjects, delightful discussions, laughter, and peace.
Pick up your copy of Plan Your Year today!