Keeping up with homeschool paperwork fail. I will always start out with the greatest intention of keeping on top of all the paperwork homeschooling generates. But I fail. Every single academic year. I have no idea why I can keep on top of things in the house but not paperwork though. But I try, and try again!
Planning holds the key to sanity in our large family in every aspect of our lives. Homeschool planning is no different. It keeps everyone on track. With my master plan, I know that each child would be able to finish up the syllabus on time and have enough time to practice with exam papers. I don’t have to guess and hope for the best at the end of the year.
SAYING NO WHEN HOMESCHOOLING A LARGE FAMILY is part of the Write 31 2017 Challenge. Read 31 Days of Life in a Large Homeschooling Family for more posts. * * * * * * * * * Saying NO when homeschooling It…
Homeschooling your first child can be so fun and exciting. But as the family expands, homeschooling in a large family can get complicated. How can anyone homeschool more than one child, I used to wonder. I also envied those with extra help. Let me share how choosing the right curriculum, and having the right systems and routines help.
If you have been online and browsing for organisation tips, be it for homeschooling or home management, or life in general, you will notice that it is Planner Season! Everyone who sells planners is out in force promoting theirs as THE planner system that will bring order and peace into our lives. So which one should I choose?
PSLE Round 5. Here we go again, and I am not even close to being done with PSLE! In today’s post, I share how we prepare for the oral exams and then get the children ready for PSLE with our own homeschool prelims. The prelims are more for familiarising the children with exam etiquette more than anything else.
There are three things we need to remember to avoid getting caught up in FOMO or the Fear of Missing Out. If we don’t bear them in mind, we will eventually burn out. Because no one can run on adrenaline all the time. Neither can a packed schedule be sustained. Both our children and ourselves will have a heavy price to pay in the long run.
Do you have a sticky child? I did! But don’t let anyone make you feel guilty that your child isn’t the life of the party. Or that he is unhappy being passed around. As long as you keep calm and keep encouraging, but not push your child to be sociable before he is ready, he will be fine. Find out how to gently encourage him to step out of his comfort zone.
How do we do what we do? Is there some secret we are not sharing with you? No. I am not being secretive or trying to brush you off by sounding super spiritual. You can do what I/we do, too. We serve the same God and have the same Holy Spirit. Every child of God can do what He calls him to do.
Are you empowering or holding your children back? Aim to raise independent learners for life and your homeschool. It will lessen the workload and stress. In this post, I share how our curriculum choice and planner system helped me in my quest to get our children be more independent.