Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Homeschooling, what should you be doing!


If you are thinking about or new to homeschooling, you are probably looking to other homeschoolers, to figure out how and what you should be doing, when it comes to homeschooling your children. Depending on who you ask, will depend on the answer you receive. Some may say you need a room dedicated to schooling. They may say you need to have a proper school desk. Others may say, a kitchen table is enough, or if you have a floor, grab a cushion. There are some who may say, you need to buy a boxed curriculum from a well-known homeschool company. Whereas others may say shop around and pick what you like, from whom you like. Some may say buy a curriculum?! You can make your own curriculum! Then there are those who say who needs a curriculum, when life is your teacher. Educational games, printables like “grammar worksheets”, etc. are big with many homeschoolers too, but not with others. Some say you need to stick to a public school calendar year. Others disagree, homeschooling year-round. The point I am trying to make, is everyone homeschools differently. It is okay to want to get ideas from other homeschoolers. That is how we all learn and figure out what we like, by getting ideas and trying things out for ourselves. Just remember to do what works for you and not what you think you are supposed to do ;)

 

Until Next Time…

1 comment:

Katie Shuler said...

It took me a long time to realize that what I was "supposed to do" was really subjective, lol. When I finally got to the point in my homeschooling where I saw that what works for one family, may not work for another...we all started to enjoy homeschooling so much more! I even learned that what works for one of my kiddos may not work for the other. Love that I can be as flexible with each of them as I need to. :)