4 Simple Tips for a Successful Homeschool Year

By Heidi

I’ve been doing this homeschool thing for quite some time now – in fact, we’re entering our 18th year. Every year looks a little bit different at our house – different curriculum is chosen, we do school in a different location, we plan our days differently. I have discovered a few “constants” throughout the years – these things are tried and true tips that are sure to hold your school together, even on days when you feel like it’s falling apart at the seams! So, as we all prepare for Back-to-School, I hope you’ll find these tips useful.

1. Have a good homeschool plan (or planner)

I’m a bit of a planner freak, so that’s why this is number one on my list! Years ago, I would sit for hours, days, and weeks and plan out my oldest daughter’s entire homeschool year before the school year even started. I’m not that much of a die-hard anymore (or glutton for punishment), but I’m still a firm believer in a plan.

We’ve used lots of different planners over the years as well – planners for Mom, planners for kids, etc. There have been years that I’ve designed my own online planner, years that …read more

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