We are going to take a stab at a new organizing system for school. I am going to work on teaching my son to work a little more independently. Not entirely, but more than he has been. This is a
As we have made our way through our first month and a half of homeschooling, we are learning a lot. I am such a "fly by the seat of your pants" and "wing it" gal, that I can pretty much make anything work given a few minutes to think about it or talk it through with someone. This is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is I can make things work and make stuff up as I go. The curse is that I often make things up as I go. Planning is not my strong suite. It used to be, I don't know what happened. But I digress.
One of the things I have noticed for my oldest, is that a list makes him
I was so overwhelmed with trying to figure out all this homeschooling stuff when we started that I finally had to just jump in and start. Waiting til I had it all figured out, which is what my inner perfectionist and organized persona wanted to do, was going to mean we NEVER got started. So finally, I took the plunge and just started. I am so grateful that I did. As we get some time under our belts, we figure out what works for us, and what does not.
One of the biggest advantages of homeschooling
Here's a look at our new system. In an effort to better meet the needs of my son, I am trying to add more structure to our homeschool.
|The list. I don't have wall space for a white board, so I typed it out and put it in a page protector. This allows me (and my son) to use a dry erase marker and re-use the the same page over and over. |
|Since a lot of our learning is done online, we don't need a huge workbox. I happened to have this one on hand, and it's perfect for now. On top of the box are the books he's currently reading from.|
|Much of our learning is done online.|
|But not to fear, we do a lot of stuff the old fashioned way too.|
|In one drawer are his handwriting practice assignments.|
|In the other drawer are the math resource worksheets that coordinate with his online math lessons.|
|I do approve all the books that he is allowed to count toward this goal. Just to be sure he's not using his Pre-K brother's books.|
I hope that this helps. If it doesn't, we'll try something new.