It’s August once again, and I am prepping for another school year at Harris Home Academy. We begin on Monday-EEK! This post is a tradition I love. Every year, YOU get a close up on my plan.
If you are new to homeschooling, take a deep breathe. You don’t have to do all I am doing. But, this post is meant to fuel you and get those creative juices going. Stay simple and maybe archive some of these for later.
If you are jumping back in the saddle with me for another year of homeschooling, take this post as a BIG HIGH FIVE! And, maybe you might gain a few new ideas along the way.
First, why I homeschool…
I homeschool because I have grace and availability for it, my kids and I have found a rhythm and an awesome community to do life with, and I enjoy my kids being at home. I LOVE choosing what WE get to learn about. I find joy in planning, scheduling, and organizing. I get over the moon about the books we will read together and the unique topics we get to dive into this year, like missions and revival history, African-American history, and memorizing the Bill of Rights.
Homeschooling is a big challenge, don’t get me wrong, but when you are called, you do it. I say “NO” to fear that tells me I am inadequate and “YES” to God who is bigger than me.
Monday-Wednesday we are at the school table by 8:30am and finish school work by noon. Chores, lunch, recess, piano practice, and quiet reading time in the afternoon are all considered part of our school day that loosely ends around 3pm.
Our Curriculum at a Glance:
Whew…so there you have it. If you want to see how this all works in a weekly schedule (including chores and rest time). Here you go- Detailed Daily School Schedule.
Also, just a quick tip. One of my favorite homeschool bloggers, Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood, matches up all the Classical Conversations, Story of the World, Science books and science cards, etc. for me every year in her printable and FREE planners. This year I printed the Cycle 3 weekly planner, and much of the work was already done for me. I couldn’t let you miss out on that little secret.
Let me know if you have questions!!!! Happy Homeschooling!
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