Homeschool: It’s Time to Take a Break
This is a good time of year to take a break from some of your homeschooling and have a check up about how things are going.
And if they aren’t going well, it’s time to look for the resources and get the help you need so that your homeschooling days do not become a battleground between you and your children.
When your children are little, everything is new and learning is fun!
Writing their name is fun!
Counting is fun!
Drawing is fun!
Science is fun!
Even helping Mommy is fun!
However, as the children get used to the routine of their school days and learn the basics, school is not so much fun anymore.
In fact, it can become a battleground. So what can you do about this?
Stop Homeschooling for a Day or Two.
Look at what is happening so that you can get back to that fun stage.
Oh, I know that learning isn’t all fun and games.
Education is referred to as a discipline for a reason —but there are strategies that you can use to help you capture your children’s imagination and help make their learning meaningful and tolerable again.
Many families use unit studies as a break to freshen up their learning.
What is a Unit Study?
A unit of study focuses on one central theme, e.g. insects. In the unit study, students will learn all about insects by combining multiple subjects into one study. These learning adventures may cover everything from the biology of insects, the history of species, the spelling of scientific names, adding and subtracting favorite bugs, drawing insects! In other words, one topic is studied via various disciplines. What does this mean for your children? Unit studies are a great way to introduce students to real-life experiences and use their natural curiosity to make their learning relevant. (More Information is available from Homeschool.com)
If your home and homeschool really has become a battleground, I recommend using an Action Plan to get back on track. Let’s face it- we all have bad days. This action plan is not for a bad day, but it may help you change a bad pattern of behavior and replace it with the desired action. And sometimes, it just helps you identify and decipher what is really going on with your child. You can read the whole article here.
was featured on the How to Homeschool My Child FB page in November. This is a great art project to encourage some graphic design and gratitude.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
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Why do I write homeschool blog articles?
Make encouraging phone calls?
Post homeschool tips?
Read Scripture and have a biblical worldview?
Because there is another generation coming that needs to have the kind of Christian training and excellence in education that only homeschooling offers.
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