1)Adjust the bar
In a world that lives so much under a microscope, it is easy to
feel the pressure from the picture perfect homeschool days on social media. Kick
that all to the curb. Examine what is really important to you and make a short list
of things that you want to accomplish in your roadschool. Set bite sized goals
that you can knock out right away.
2)Shake it up!
For future years, make a mental note to stagger your academic schedule in order to
begin new parts of your curriculum in January. For the immediate future, set the
old aside and focus on some new ideas! Let’s talk about a super easy way to do this next!
3)Who Knows Best?!
Even though we all know what’s best for our kiddos, there’s
nothing at all wrong with letting them take the lead in your roadschool. Even if
you are already an unschooler or follow less restricted lesson plans, put your
homeschool days in the hands of your roadschoolers!
Here’s an idea. Give each of your kiddos 3 popsicle sticks. Let them write
something on each that they would like to learn about. Put them all in a
cup and draw one out everyday for the next several days and let your
roadschool day travel to new places. No popsicle sticks? Use post it
notes or tear paper in pieces and put notes in a jar.
4)Trade ‘Em In
Swap kids! Join efforts with another roadschool mom or co-op
group (if that’s an option) and trade kids with another homeschooler (not
permanently obviously!) Sometimes kids behave better for others and let’s be
honest, seeing your roadschooler through ano
ther’s eyes might enlighten you to something you’ve been missing. Or.. it just might be the break you’ve all been looking for! It could even lead to a fun day once a month to repeat the process!
That’s right.. forget all the school routines and schedules you have in place and just plain go a differe
nt direction. Find a unit study and use it with everyone in your rig and see just how far you can take it. Pick one area or topic and incorporate all aspects of that topic and use it across all
subjects. You’ll be amazed at the direction you may go!
b.Spirit week (Backwards Day, Pajama Day, Dress up Day, etc)
c.Lunch & Learn
In the spirit of the new year, take some time to go through your
curriculum. Organize what you are keeping. Donate what you haven’t touched or
have no definite plans to use. This will refresh the materials in your roadschool
and put your efforts in a whole new direction!
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