So, how did the last 2 weeks of homeschooling go? Please let me know in the comments.
Homeschooling your children can take a lot of work, in fact more often than not most parents will agree they had no idea the amount of work that would be involved.
The fact of the matter is that staying motivated to be sure you are giving your children the best possible education you can at home can be very hard on many families.
Staying motivated in your homeschooling duties can be hard and can be one of the most important parts of making sure your kids are hitting their peak learning potentials.
Firstly, lower your expectations. Do not be a perfectionist. Take the good days with the bad. Next, when something does not seem to work, look for alternative methods. Flexibility is a key factor. If tension starts mounting, take a break. When necessary, change the style of teaching. For instance, small children love to take on their spellings when they quiz an adult.
Avoid overkill. Do not pack too many activities for the sake of socializing your child. A worn out mum means a grouchy kid and that means no happiness. Homeschooling means ‘happy schooling’ – don’t forget that.
Personally I did a timetable for each of my children and it worked perfectly the last 2 weeks. I can only hope that it will carry on working in the next coming weeks/months. Below are my children’s timetable.
I believe that if we can support our children through this, it could well end up to be a positive experience 🙂 And remember to always stay positive, don’t be too harsh on yourself or your class, and remember… your best will be enough.