The title pretty much says it all.
I guess you would like to know a bit more though, huh?
Okay. This year as we ramp back up into a bit more diligence for school, hubby and I agreed to make this year different.
The joys of being in charge of learning around here!
WE LOVE HOMESCHOOL!
Anyway, this year we are only doing 4 days of school a week this year. At least one day during the week we are going to make a bigger effort to leave the house. Not just for grocery shopping or anything like that, that will still happen like usual. No, this year we are going to actually go and do more.
Let me explain in more detail.
The kids have this deep need to go out. I understand that. Yes, we do get a bit sick of each other some days (yep, we are totally normal!) because we see each other 24/7/365. So this year I am planning day trips.
Here are a few ways we plan on making the best of our Day Off:
- Walking the Silver Comet Trail, with or without the dog
- Swimming at the Community Pool (until it closes for the season)
- Visiting our land and swimming in the creek
- Zoo trips
- More local playground park visits
- Becoming State Park members
- Visiting family
- Library Trips
- And So Many More Things
Now, this isn’t much different that those homeschoolers that classify under un-schoolers, but for me it will be a change.
I have noticed through that years, that getting the kids to do school work isn’t so hard. The main reason it takes so long is that they are BORED with the bookwork. I get it. So, now that they know that if they work hard for 4 days a week, it is a “day off” during the week, it seems to have given them a higher drive to get everything done in the shortest amount of time.
Considering on a day of motivation all three kids can get ALL of their school work done in less than 3 ½ hours, I foresee excellence!
The best thing? The fact that this “day off” can still be more school but the fun has been added back in. I don’t think it will take much for us to fill those days with educational things. We are looking forward to getting out of the house and learning more out there then just being stuck here at home.
I have a good feeling about this plan for back to homeschool this year. I’ll keep y’all posted…maybe I’ll even remember to take pictures!
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