Fun Homeschooling? Are you planning for it?

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Fun Homeschooling

I can hear the printers around the world chugging out new printables for the coming homeschool year.

I have fielded many phone calls from homeschooling mommas overwhelmed with getting decisions made and subjects planned. Can you relate?

How many questions have you asked or answered about which curriculum do you use or which extra activities are you going to complete?

I want to know who is talking about plans for fun homeschooling. If you are talking about it…what have you found?

Being intentional about fun homeschooling:

Every year there are a few subjects that bring my children dragging their feet to lessons. Ok not a few subjects…every year it is writing and math. My kids just would do anything to avoid them.

My new fun homeschooling ideas for writing:

Briefcase Ready for Writing Class

This year I bought a Leather-Like Expandable Briefcase for my youngest son’s Write Shop lessons. I then purchased shiny new office supplies in preparation for him to edit his work. Since he easily gets overwhelmed I have each lesson in its own folder. Guess who is ready for writing to start? Guess who thinks carrying a briefcase is the coolest thing?

Even if I only get a few weeks of eagerness in being excited to start writing lessons…I will take it. Sometimes it can be little things like briefcases to change perspectives.

Of course my high school son does not want a briefcase…that is okay. I know his love language. Can you say money to buy Timberland Waterproof Boots for your survivalist-hiking trip? Yes, mom! I will not complain about writing this year. I know this works for this son. At the beginning of the summer I bought him a fancy compass and said if you shower everyday I will not ask you to pay me back.

Sometimes the fun homeschooling is not listening to the grumbling of getting the job done.

By the way my schedule for Friday afternoons…says only field trips, play dates or fun things we never have time for. YES! Put fun things on your school schedule….unless it just always happens at your house.

I am the mom whose kids want to put killjoy on her tombstone. I often send text messages to my friends to remind me to play. 

I am talking to myself and maybe you too…but do not forget to plan fun…try to look for fun ways to make a dreaded school subject a little more exciting.

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Comments

  1. Margaret Greene says:

    I always love to include fun things in homeschooling including movies and field trips and on Fridays we stop homeschooling at 12 noon–just to transition for the weekend. I have one with autism that needs that transition time. It has been hard since February to have fun. I had an accident where I walked into an iPad , was in a coma for a week and then had surgery, more ICU time, and recovery time at home where I could not do much or go anywhere. That accident though showed I had cancer. So I just had my cancer surgery. Hoping and praying that our fun gets put back in our homeschool this year and that I can resume fully teaching my younger kids. My older adult kids were great and stepped in. Loved your article. It reminded me and encouraged me. Thanks.

  2. Stacey Lane says:

    Margaret,
    What a difficult medical journey…yes medical crisis have a way of choking out the fun in a schedule…praying as you get back on your feet…that focusing on some fun brings some healing to your heart and your body.

  3. I love your post! When we work so hard to get everything ready, we really do have to plan for fun. I also love the briefcase idea. Making lessons unique for each child is so important, and then they’ll really love learning 🙂 I’d love for you to share this informative and encouraging post at my Homeschool Memo Blog Hop, if you have time. Thanks 🙂

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