Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Homeschool Hump Day Encouragement

The year has gone great for you and your children. Or maybe it's been more of a struggle. The curriculum just isn't working, but you think that you need to press on because you bought it so you should finish it since you have come this far.
Homeschooling Mama, that is the beauty of homeschooling. If something isn't working, change it! If the curriculum is too complicated or doesn't engage your child enough or there is too much time involved in lesson plans for this curriculum, set it aside and move on to something else.
I want to encourage you with this...

If this is your first, second or third year homeschooling, and you have a child in 3rd grade or lower, simply buy the School Zone workbooks from Walmart or Target. They are based on grade level skills and will provide a strong foundation for your child. These workbooks also take no time in planning and can engage students with links on the School Zone website.
Another curriculum I used was the Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills books found at Sam's Club. These cover a full year for grade level and run $10 or less! In the beginning of your homeschooling journey, as we've talked about before, begin your days with the Word. Next, follow up with academics and finally, fill the rest of the day with character building, practical skills (like loading and unloading the dishwasher, folding clothes, sweeping the floor, etc.), and researching and investigating those things that interest your child throughout the day.
You CAN homeschool successfully, Mama!! You're doing a wonderful thing by're investing in your child's future!!


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