Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Where Do You Homeschool?

In the May/June 2010 issue of Home School Enrichment, I talk about WHERE you homeschool. Before you say, "Duh, at home," think about it. Even at home, multiple choices exist: the kitchen table, the living room floor, individual desks, and more. Is what you did this year working? Do you need to think about tweaking it for next year?

Then there is carschooling. How much school time do you spend in the car? Is it too much or too little? Now is the time to reflect on your level of activity this past year and to decide whether it was just right or needs to be adjusted for next year.

How many outside classes do your children take? I know kids need to have some interaction with other kids. And, I know that not every mom is equipped to teach algebra (that would be me!) or grade essays. But, are your kids taking more classes outside your home than inside of it? Do you need to re-evaluate for next year?

The last question I posed in my article is the trickiest: where in your heart is homeschooling right now? If you're like me, spring fever has hit hard. I'm ready to be done with the year! It's been a challenging year as well, so I have to keep reminding myself of all the reasons we're homeschooling lest I be too tempted to flag down the yellow bus that passes my house each morning. Keep homeschooling front and center in your heart and keep pressing on to finish this school year well.

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Q4U: Where do YOU homeschool?