Have your homeschool become mundane, stale and boring?
It is time for you to infuse life, love and fun back onto your homeschool again.
Remember how excited and nervous you were when you first started homeschooling? You had so many fun things and activities planned for your kids. Some you were able to implement and some didn’t go over very well.
But then life happened, and all you want to do is just make it through another day.
The responsibilities of homemaking, a new baby added to the family, a love one passing, keeping the children motivated to do their lessons and managing attitudes kind of over shadowed what’s really important.
And what is really important? Telling people about the goodness of God, and enjoying the fruits of your labor. Let’s look at what Ecclesiastes have to say about this.
I have seen personally what is the only beneficial and appropriate course of action for people:
to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all their hard work on earth
during the few days of their life that God has given them,
for this is their reward.
To every man whom God has given wealth and possessions,
he has also given him the ability
to eat from them, to receive his reward, and to find enjoyment in his toil; these things are the gift of God.
For he does not think much about the fleeting days of his life
because God keeps him preoccupied with the joy he derives from his activity.
Beautiful Homeschooling Moma, teaching your kids, serving your family and keeping your home is your toil. You have to find ways to enjoy your activities.
If you are not enjoying it. Maybe you need to change your perspective, simplify and declutter your life.
Scripture says you should be so preoccupied with the joys that derives from your activities that you are not paying attention to how fast time is flying by.
We have no excuses mommas. We have heard the truth. We should wake up everyday excited about our activities and finding enjoyment in:
*Serving our husbands
*Homeschooling and serving our children,
*Cleaning, organizing and decluttering our homes.
*Serving others: Like working at a job, working for yourself, your life’s calling or helping others.
I want to give you 6 ways to fall back in love with homeschooling your children
1. Make a conscious effort to wake up intentionally to enjoy your toil. Having a grateful attitude will keep you reminded of what Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 says, ENJOY YOUR TOIL!
Write down what you are grateful for everyday about homeschooling your children. It will sure to put you in a happier mood and keep your WHY at the forefront of your day.
2. Declutter your life! Sometimes we are doing to much and not eliminating enough. Maybe clutter is making homemaking and homeschooling hard for you. Clutter stifles creativity.
It can frustrate your day having to look for the items you need to start the school day with.
What about having to pick up the same things over and over again off the floor.
And that laundry pile, is a never ending cycle that just keeping growing and growing no matter how much you tackle it.
Declutter your schedule. Saying no to things that are distracting you from crushing your goals for the day is essential to your joy and peace. Here is a blog post that will help you with this. “Where Did All this Clutter Come From”
3. Get rid of curriculum that is not working for your children. I know you paid money for it. but, it is not working. You do not love it, and your child hates it, so get rid of it.
It is making your homeschool days miserable. Do you want to enjoy your days of homeschooling? Find a curriculum that works best for your child.
Sometimes your kids will tell you exactly what they need but you have to listen to them and pay attention to the way they learn best.
Momas we have to be flexible. Each child is different. Sometimes we can get in our own way because we don’t want to change.
4. Focus on teaching the subjects your child is really struggling with, and set aside all the busy work. It is in the way of them dominating a skill that they need to learn.
For example, if your 4th grader needs to be focused on learning their mental math facts, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and you want them to become fluent at reading and spelling,
from here on out, write a lesson plan for them to dominate those skills.
Make it fun for them to learn those skills. Give them motivaters and incentives. If your child is competitive, use their competitiveness as motivation to get them to dominate a skill.
You can get the other subjects in by having them to read a book, documentaries, playing a learning game on that subject, watching a fun YouTube video about it or taking them on a field trip. You don’t have to teach every subject. Use other resources to help you.
It will be life changing for you and your children. They will remember when they learned that new skill and you moma, will feel very accomplished that the both of you over came that hurdle.
Don’t worry about if your child is falling behind. They will catch up where they need to be because you stop everything to help them learn those skills. They would be on track for their learning curve.
Don’t compare your child to no one else’s. Do what’s best for your homeschool. Learning is life, it never has to be rushed.
5. Bring creativity back into your homeschool. Children love it when you change things up. Give them something to look forward to.
Like theme parties around a subject you want them to learn.
Lets face it Beautiful, burnout is real for you and the kiddos.
I love the National Awareness Day Calendar. It keeps my homeschool fun when we need to spark love into our homeschool day. It lists all the things to celebrate everyday! Like the time we learned about and celebrated national Pasta Day, Popcorn Day, Ice Cream Day and Donut Day.
You will never have to buy a history textbook again if you didn’t want to, it is a history, social studies, science and literature curriculum all wrapped up in one.
It gives you important information about the day being celebrated. It gives you facts, dates, how and why this day came about.
Sometimes just a change in scenery can do it for kids. Unschool for a while with intentionality. Travel and create rich learning experience for them, go on field trips, make a homeschool lounge and let the kids hang out in the lounge room to do their lessons. Fill it with creative things like snacks, a pillow corner for reading, let them build a fort and call it the “Zone” thy will be eager to do their lesson and get excited about too!
6. Teach only 3 or 4 subjects per day. Homeschool do not have to be all day. Don’t try to teach all the subjects in one day. Sometimes that can take the fun out of learning for your kids. It can be overwhelming for their minds. It can also be very stressful on you to try and teach all the subjects to multiple children.
Get creative, look for curriculum that incorporates multiple subjects in one book. Like a reading comprehension curriculum that incorporates true events about history and science. Or a language Arts curriculum that incorporates phonics, writing, grammer and spelling. Your kids would think learning is easy.
Beautiful, to really enjoy your homeschool days keep them enjoyable, fun and to the point and you will fall in love with homeschooling your children again.
That wraps up “6 ways to fall Back In Love With Homeschooling.”
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