Homeschool Organization At It's Finest Homeschooling is an joy and a blessing--however, homeschooling moms can get stressed and burnt out by not organizing well. It is vitally important to be organized so that our schools will run efficiently and that learning & teaching can occur at peak performance. If we are organized as we plan our lessons we will be on the right path of success as we travel along the adventurous journey of educating our children. Here is a system that I have been using for organizing our homeschool that I cannot praise enough:
Free Homeschool Notebooking pages - Homeschool Helper We add free notebooking pages regularly. Please check back, or sign up for our newsletter to learn about all of our new pages. What is Notebooking? Elementary Lined Notebooking Includes free Alphabet, Science, History, and Holiday elementary lined notebooking pages. How Do You Organize Your Homeschool High School Week? A reader asked:Barb, I wonder if you would mind talking a bit more about how your son organizes his own day/week? Do you give him a list of assignments and then he just has to get them finished by Friday? I remember another post for your high school students where the times were all set down in a schedule. Which way do you prefer or recommend? Thanks so much,Jenn How do you organize your homeschool week?
Practical Pages I am passionate about homeschooling and really enjoy my homeschool journey with my girls! Here are my notebook pages, minibooks and lapbook projects, handwriting charts and booklets, organizational tips and ideas … that I would love to share with you. You are welcome to download these pages freely for your own personal use. Homeschool Planning - Procrastination I read something in a book this week that I have been mulling over in my head ever since. (Yes, a real book with pages and not read from a screen….felt really good.) The concept is simple but has become quite powerful in my thinking and has effected the way I have been spending my time since reading it. Make a list of all the important things in your life. (family, faith, relationships, activities)Make a list of how you actually spend your time and compare it to your first list.Make adjustments so that the second list will reflect the first list. We can say that our family and faith are top priority and then fill our days with activities that show otherwise.
Victus Study Skills System Teacher Edition – $40.00 The Teacher Edition of the Victus Study Skills System offers clear, concise lessons for each of the three foundational cornerstones students will learn. Although the basics of the course can be taught in five one-hour sessions, reinforcement and integration into actual class material will increase the amount of time spent. Each of the ten lessons includes guidance on the purpose of the lesson, the preparation for the introduction of the material, and the procedure used in teaching the lesson. Student Workbook – $20.00
Free Stuff! Here are the homeschool materials I create for my children and share with you. I make these for my own children, so they reflect what I want my children to learn…meaning that most of these have Bible elements to them :) Join the Yahoo Group if you want to receive an email from me when I create something new. For instance I created the American Revolution Lapbook back in the summer, but it didn’t make it onto the blog until we did it in February. Most recently created: Modern History Timeline Weekly Lesson Notebooks - Our Journey Westward (This post contains affiliate links.) Better lesson organization is one of my main goals for the upcoming school year. Having a high school student, middle school student and a kindergartener, I have no choice but to be more organized – or feel flustered and fall behind too often like I did last year when I was less prepared. I have a newly organized planning notebook for myself and both of the big kids have their own weekly binder. Besides organization, the binders are going to help the kiddos work towards more work independence and responsibility. I’m so excited about these weekly lesson notebooks!
Miss Poppins: Activities Friday Nights are designated as our Family Activity Day. We spend Monday Night learning, and Friday night playing as a family. This way our week is sandwiched by time spent together :) One of my resolutions this year is to plan more fun, educational, and unique events for "F.A.D". We spent our first Friday together this year playing Pizza Chefs! AskPauline: Pennsylvania Homeschooling Law Excerpts How to use this page: Note: The home education law underwent significant changes in October 2014. To read these changes in context, start here. This page includes the text of many sections of PA Law and Code that apply in some way to homeschoolers. They are arranged in numerical order.