Category: Getting Organized

Why color coding still works

When you are schooling multiple children, finding the right notebook to grade a child’s work can get challenging. Even with just a few kids, the number of notebooks stacked up at the end of the day can be overwhelming. When I can narrow down the potentials by a simple glance of color, I am thrilled.

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The day I purged all the toys

Toys! Lots and lots of toys! We have three boys and the toys just add up. When birthdays and Christmases roll around the grandparents love giving gifts. Their gifts are great and the kids love everything they get. But, the toys pile up and they end up getting bored with having so much.

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Our Homeschool Day

Even if I don’t get to everything in my homeschool day, I like to have a plan. This year, I bought each of my children, ages six through nine a day planner. Each week, I write out the lessons that they will be doing so they have a visual reminder of what they are supposed to accomplish each day.

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Taking Inventory

In our home schools, we need to have a periodic assessment time. I’m not talking about counting the number of crayons or pencils you have. I’m talking about taking a good, hard look at what you’ve accomplished, how well you’re progressing toward your goals, and what your next steps will be.

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How to Not Homeschool in December

Homeschooling takes a lot of work, time, and energy. Christmas takes a lot of work, time, and energy. Doing both during December can be daunting. For me, personally, I find it a bit overwhelming to homeschool full time while also enjoying the beauty of the Christmas season and keep my focus on Jesus.

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