Planning and Organizing for a New Year
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Happy New Year! It’s always a trick to remember to write down the new year when writing the date on a check or filling out paperwork, isn’t it? Seems like it takes a few weeks to adjust to writing 2017 on things. Every new year brings its own set of adjustments. But before long, we are well on our way into the new year. And with the new year comes a bounty of wonderful opportunities- a clean slate wherever you need one. You might need to start a new regimen in your household, re-organize things, or make some new plans. Maybe you just pick up where you left off before the holidays and keep going.

Most of us tend to rethink what we are doing and how we are doing them, and then make improvements to streamline our activities, time, and resources. By the way, when it comes to homeschooling, you can do this anytime- you don’t have to wait for a new year or a new school year. But since we are at the threshold of a new year, it might be helpful to reflect on how things are going and how you’d like to continue in your homeschooling journey. For some people, that might mean it is time to start homeschooling for the first time. For others, it might mean choosing new materials or switching from a parent-led to a video class scenario. Wherever you find yourself in your homeschooling journey, take a moment to reflect on the opportunities for a new year.

This is a great time organize and file tests, writing activities, and projects. It is also a good time to plan field trips, hands-on activities, and supply yourself with the materials you need for the new semester. There is something exciting about starting something new- even if it is just reorganizing and introducing one new item or practice into your homeschooling plan.

How can you mix things up this semester? Could you combine history or science for two of your children? Could you pick up a foreign language? Rosetta Stone Homeschool is a great way to get several kids involved in learning a new language at their own pace, and allows you to keep a record of how they are doing. Maybe incorporate some music, or focus your science lessons toward small science fair project. Plan a writing activity around a history unit, a field trip, or a mock job interview. The opportunities are only limited by your imagination, times, and resources.

If you need some ideas, suggestions, or just need someone to talk with about homeschooling, please consider talking with one of our HomeWorks Consultants. Many are homeschooling parents, just like you, who are journeying through homeschooling with their families, and mentoring others by sharing their tips and insights from their years of experience.

Welcome to 2017! Let us know how we can help you, and please share your tips, activities, and journey with us on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube!

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Sharon Fisher | Manager | Curriculum Specialist, Speaker Coordinator, Social Media
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