July 20, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday - Homeschooling Prep During Summer



Every summer I don't exactly look forward to doing lesson planning for the forthcoming school year. Afterall, we just finished school! Don't I get a break? Well, yes and no. Because homeschooling eight school age children does require quite a bit of planning I make a reward system for myself each summer. It goes like this: I don't indulge in any of my hobbies (mostly scrapbooking and some sewing) until school is set up and at least the first month of lesson plans are done. The sooner I get it done in the summer the more time I have to indulge in my hobbies. If I don't get lesson planning done until the day before school starts, well, at least it got done. I do not want to fall into the trap of having the summer "off" and blissfully scrapbooking the summer away just to find Sept. 5th arrives and I am unprepared.

And that is what works for me!


note to self: Get lesson planning done before you go away to the coast in August for a scrapbooking get-away! You have 24 days, better get cracking!

note back to self: Hey, give me a break! I've had a slow start this summer because we remodeled the school room. It is just about done now and I can start my lesson plans and school prep with renewed gusto!


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2 comments:

Gail said...

Jerri,
You inspired me to get my school room together. I have spent most of the day getting the room cleared out of all of the things Kristen left behind. Of course you can't walk into the room that used to be Dylan's. One room at a time, right? The old family room no longer has a queen size bed in it though. Yeah! I am not finished with the school room but I sure have a great start on it. Hmmm... maybe I need to get a month's worth of lesson plans written before we go on that scrapbooking weekend.

The Davenport Dozen said...

Gail,
Progres is progress, no matter what size. I think just getting started is the hardest part. Once started, the momentum builds and it seems to get easier.

Keep plugging away at it!

~jer

 
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