Best The Three Non-Negotiables of Our Homeschool Day
The three elements that make any day in our nature-based, Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool a successful one. via @Blossom and Root
With all of the ideas and resources available to homeschoolers today, it can be really hard to resist the urge to do all the things. One hour on Pinterest and you can rack up a pretty hefty list of crafts to do, unit studies to execute, math games to try, and field trips to plan. Sometimes these fit in seamlessly with our existing plans. Sometimes, they forcefully wedge into them like linebackers, tackling any sense of rhythm we've worked so hard to establish and leaving everyone in a cloud of chaos. And sometimes it doesn't even take an espresso-fueled, down-the-rabbit-hole session online to feel overwhelmed and disoriented. That's just the nature of homeschool (and normal school, actually.) Not everything gets done, every day. If you're the kind of person who likes to check everything off by the end of the day, this can be maddening. Especially for the homeschooling parent, who understands the weight of their responsibility to educate their child, it can be disconcerting and disheartening when we don't finish everything we intended to while drafting our plans. I was that parent. When I started homeschooling, I had neatly organized tasks and lessons laid out by day, by time, and by Continue Reading..
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