A new year is a great time to start over if your homeschool hasn’t been going the way you want it to. A new plan, a new schedule, new books.
I’m working on a new schedule. It’s harder to schedule now that they are all older and mostly working on their own. The teens like to go to bed late, and sleep late in the morning. Ok, the 12 year old does, too. I would prefer to go to bed earlier, get up earlier and start school no later than 9 and finish earlier in the day. Can you say conflict? lol While I could force them to follow my schedule, I can’t come up with any reason to, besides “I said so”. So I am letting the 18, 17, and 14 year olds set their own schedule. As long as they get their work done, and written down in their planners by the end of the day, I’m good. Of course, there are consequences to not getting their work done. I’m working more closely with the 12 year old 6th grader. He has to start school after he’s finished he’s dressed and eaten.
Have you checked out SchoolhouseTeachers.com? I did a review of the website last year. I love the website! We are still using it for film making and voice right now. I’ll be adding more as we go along.
After a couple of weeks off from volleyball, they girls had practice this week. Since we’ve had a cold go through our house, only Abby was able to make practice. They have the first game of the year, an away game, on the 11th. Go Trailblazers!!
If your teens are looking for class rings, check out my Homeschool Class Rings post for more information.
Here are a few links I found interesting and helpful:
Schoolwork in a Jar – Kids pick what to work on next
Tidbits of Advice for Homeschoolers
American Revoluntionary War Unit Study
Learn to Code HTML
G.A. Henty Books in Chronological Order
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