A new year generally means a few changes for most of us — especially for homeschool moms. We’ve taken the first semester of the year to decide what is working and what is not. Sometimes at this juncture we’re in need of a few tweaks, or maybe just some encouragement.
Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things for this school year, such as my favorite bag for containing my “homeschool teachers home office,” a great homeschool planner with undated calendar pages (so you can start whenever you want), as well as my favorite pens for writing in it. I’m also including a fun journal for recording your field trips, a useful reading journal, and a couple of books I think you’ll find quite encouraging.
This stalwart leather and canvas tote bag has a generous capacity for books, files and more, and comes stocked with complimentary useful tools for reading and note-taking. Includes an adjustable, removable shoulder strap.
Designed for the busy homeschooling mother, bring order—and less frustration—into your life with Apologia’s Ultimate Homeschool Planner. A user’s guide will help you set everything up; a one-year planning grid, student goal setter, resource lists, monthly planners, weekly planner, teaching tips, field trip logs, tips, and a high school planning guide are all provided.
Weekly plans provide room to write in your Bible plan, battle plan, prayers, hospitality/outreach efforts, memorable moments, achievements, and evidences of grace. Schedule pages may be filled in as you see fit—both the vertical axis and horizontal axis are blank for you to fill in days and subjects as you prefer. Boxes along the facing page include room for notes, supplies, and appointments. The plastic covers include folder pockets on the inside for handy storage. Spiral bound.
This book is the perfect DIY homeschool reading curriculum for elementary grades. You can find the step-by-step process for creating your own curriculum here. *Builds Essential Reading Skills The Reading Journal is comprised of 30 unique lessons that focus on vocabulary, word study, comprehension, and higher level thinking skills. The journal features each lesson 6 times throughout the year providing just the right amount of practice without too much monotony. Includes Biblical Worldview Content — bout once a week, students are asked to evaluate the content of their book based on God’s truth. They will compare/contrast with Scripture, consider a character’s behavior/influence, and even write out how they might share Jesus with the character.
Field trips can occur anywhere from your own backyard to half way around the world. Apologia’s Field Trip Journal is a fun and exciting way to document the moments where textbook lessons turn into real life encounters.
Exhausted? Overloaded? Teetering on the brink of burnout? As a homeschooling mom, it’s easy to find yourself paralyzed by an overwhelming to-do list, and false guilt only adds to the burden. If you’ve just been getting by, it’s time to start flourishing! Learn how to:
- Stop the juggling act and find a balance you can live with
- Minimize interruptions while being sensitive to real needs
- Take care of yourself so you can take care of your family
- Value and protect your time to do what matters most
- Establish a pace you can maintain for the marathon of life
Flourish includes customizable planning forms, step-by-step exercises, and special chapters for single moms and families who have a home business. Find peace in the space between the ideal and reality so that you and your family can enjoy the homeschooling journey!
God created the family to be a powerful, life-shaping force in the lives of our children to be the place where their potential can be energetically and effectively nourished and cultivated. Sadly, in today s culture, kids and parents alike often treat the home as the spot to recharge their cell phones, change clothes between activities, and crash at night. It’s time we moved beyond the status quo and learned to use the tools the Master Gardener has provided for tending our homes and teaching our children. Zan Tyler will help you recognize the signs of potential in each of your children, signs that are easy to miss yet are ripe for cultivation. As you read, you will find exciting ways to enable your kids to establish a godly identity, discover their purpose, develop a biblical worldview, and build leadership and communication skills.
When accuracy, minute details and preservation count, the unparalleled archival quality of pigma micron pens makes them everyone’s first choice. Artist, writers and illustrators reach for pigma micron and know their work is safeguarded with the permanence of pigma ink. Experience smooth, skipfree writing and crisp ink colors that leave consistent lettering and lines every time. It has achieved universal appeal and is carried by technical professionals, artists and crafters alike anthropologists, entomologists, scientists, research laboratories, archivists, architects, professional diamond cutters, cartoonists, manga and anime artists, illustrators, heirloom quilters and decorative fabric artists. (and homeschool moms everywhere)
What fun changes are you making for the new year in your homeschool?