Teachers play a vital role in our child's life. They are with our children five days a week for several hours. We often wonder what things that teachers want parents to know! After all, teachers prepare our kids for the future in a safe environment!
Learning shouldn't be considered a chore or a drag. We are going to spend the rest of our life learning, and creating lifelong learners should be a goal for all parents.
When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children, the main goal we created together was to inspire our kids to become lifelong learners. We wanted our kids to LOVE learning! I didn't want my children to protest learning or to believe that learning isn't fun. It is, and it should be viewed with excitement rather than dread.
Geography is an important subject for children to learn, but geography curriculums tend to be boring and dry. Kids don't want to memorize countries and capitals without some sort of fun! It's all about keeping your child's attention and having fun while learning.
The curriculum is ready and prepared. You wrote out a plan. Activities are booked - the first week of homeschool us upon us. Just because your children don't go to public school doesn't mean the transition from summer to a new school year is easy. It's not always a seamless, smooth transition, but these tips will help ensure you have a successful first homeschool week!
August is back to school time for everyone, including homeschoolers. Planning out your year is one of the critical steps a parent needs to take in preparation for the upcoming school year. For new homeschoolers, this task can feel daunting, but planning shouldn't be hard or frustrating.