As many of our holiday breaks are winding down, now is the time to begin thinking of how we can make our homeschool days better. One way to do this is by setting it in our minds to start our homeschool days off right. How can we do this? Here are 5 tips to get your homeschool day off right!
Start the same time every day
Finding a homeschool routine is key to a smooth homeschool day, and one way you can ensure this is by starting the same time every day. For us it’s 9:00, for you it may be 8, or 2, or noon! What time you start isn’t as important as being sure you start around the same time each and every day.
Prayer and Bible
If you are a Christian homeschool family you may want to start your day off with prayer and bible reading. This gives you the ability to start your homeschool day off with the Lord. Ask them if there is anything they want to pray about, pray with your kids, read scripture, find a devotional or bible study that fits your family’s needs. I have found NOT starting our days off with this sets our whole day up for failure.
One fun way to get your homeschool day started right is to get moving! Some of my kid’s favorite memories of homeschooling is wiggling to Tooty Ta, doing the Hokey Pokey, or seeing how many jumping jacks they can get done in a minute. By starting your homeschool day moving you are allowing your kids to get the wiggles out before they even start! Not to mention the giggles as well J
Circle time is a great way to start your homeschool day off right. This can consist of weather, scripture, calendar, color practice, the pledge, anything really that can get the day going. Find what you want to include in circle time and use it to start your homeschool day off right!
These are just a few suggestions that can help you get your homeschool day started off right! Find one or two that works for you and implement them in the New Year. Feel free to tweak them to fit your family’s homeschool needs. No homeschool morning will look the same, but with a few useful tips we can all get our homeschool day started off right!
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Misty Bailey is a Christian wife and work at home homeschool mom. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued, homeschooling and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.