I love homeschool planning.
Or maybe I don’t.
Here’s what I mean: I love the idea of homeschool planning. Or maybe it’s the ideal. I love brand new school supplies and curriculum catalogs and a whole new year with no mistakes in it, yet. I love the thought that this year, we will always do Bible first, no one will complain about grammar, and there will be no tears over math. I love the fact that I’ve forgotten that though we love our co-op group, I don’t love getting ready for it, or the fact that someone will inevitably be sick three days after we attend.
So I buy a beautiful planner (you’ve got to see these beauties from The Well-Planned Day–such goodness!) and I start filling in the blanks. But it just never goes the way I pictured. And so, I’ve come up with a new method–only it’s not just me, it’s several seasoned mamas I know. If you’re having a bit of trouble with your own planning, you might want to read this article I wrote for Heart of the Matter Online.
There are back to school signs everywhere, cool breezes are finally blowing, and it’s almost time for my
favorite drink at Starbucks. (I’m a purist, and have strict rules regarding the consumption of holiday
beverages: no caramel apple ciders until the first day of fall, and no peppermint mochas until Black
Friday. Weird, I know. A girl must control what she can!)
The kids all have new notebooks and pencils and the planning book is full of clean white boxes. I want to
talk to you about those boxes for a minute.
There have been times in my life when those boxes were the boss of me.
I had to fill them in, top to bottom, each child’s name, every subject, every day. I had to cross off days
and pages filled out; the book telling me when I was done and when I still had work to do; whether I was
a success or a failure.
That was not a good plan. Nor was it a recipe for homeschool success…”
Please join me to read the rest today here, under TaDa! at Heart of the Matter!