With test booklets creeping back onto my recliner and our library cabinet bulging once again, it looks like Back to Homeschool Time is in the air!
With the start of a new season in mind, I’d like to share The Homeschool Mother’s Journal from iHomeschoolNetwork, a community of moms on a mission to educate their children at home.
Here are my ponderings from this week’s prompts:
- In our homeschool this week … we continued joyful negotiations regarding our final year of homeschooling. Homeschooling teens requires giving up more and more control, while maintaining a firm sense of parental responsibility. It’s not over until the diploma is signed!
- Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share … Begin now – no matter the age of your child – to prepare for the high school years. Talk to them about each step you are taking as you help them own – and reach – educational goals.
- I am inspired by … those who think deeply.
- My favorite thing this week was … seeing all the homeschool co-op moms at the planning meeting knowing I will be teaching their children soon!
- What’s working for us … notebooks, communication, and (fun!) planning pages.
- What’s not working for us … I’m out of children to homeschool after this school year.
- Questions/thoughts I have … What will life look like in a year? How will my daughter do in a college setting with her health challenges? How will my son do in a university setting? How will I do with both in college?
- Things I’m working on … a crocheted rug for preschool church and co-op Picture Book Time. And writing a 50,000 word novel in 31 days with Camp NaNoWriMo!
- I’m reading … Taming the Infinite, a history of math.
- I’m cooking … refried beans for homemade enchiladas (allergy-free!)
- I’m grateful for … an opportunity to reflect on my week.
- I’m praying for … my children’s future. And my own.
- A photo, video, link, or quote to share… Camp NaNoWriMo (and be sure to check out November’s National Novel Writing Month challenge: NaNoWriMo.)
REALITY CHECK: There is more to life than homeschooling, but rarely is there more to homeschooling than life.