Setting New Year’s Goals For Your Homeschool

Affiliate links may have been used in this post. To read our full disclaimer, click here.

FREE offers are often time-sensitive. Although they are FREE at the time of posting, please be sure to verify the offer is still free before claiming or purchasing it. (We are not responsible for price changes.) Thank you!

Have you thought about setting New Year’s Goals for your homeschool days?

Setting New Year's Goals for Your HomeschoolI have never been a huge New Year’s resolution type of person. I do however like to set goals. I love that the New Year just seems to bring about a fresh start. Everyone gets excited about trying to make positive changes in their lifestyles, home lives, etc… It can be contagious and refreshing! There are normal New Year’s resolutions or goals like eating healthier, making better lifestyle choices, exercising etc… but have you ever thought to make goals for your Homeschool?

Here are some ideas to get you started as well as some of what I plan on doing:

Set a new routine or schedule for your days:
I always have great intentions when school starts and we usually stick to a good routine for a couple of months. After Thanksgiving it seems like everything just falls apart! It’s really hard to stick to a good routine and schedule when you are up too late at night and there are so many fun field trips,holiday activities and parties to attend. Come December I pretty much give up on a normal school routine! That’s why I love a fresh start to the New Year. Use this time to reevaluate how your days are going. What has been working well and what could you improve on? I know that I want to start getting up earlier and starting school earlier in the day. So that will be a priority on my list!

Reevaluate Curriculum and or school work:
This is a great time to look back on the past few months and reevaluate what is working and what isn’t. If something isn’t working you can toss it and look for something new. Or maybe you just need to spend more time on a certain subject area. We really need to work on Math and Reading. I am setting a goal for this year to schedule 5 minutes a day for timed math drills and 20 minutes of reading time.

I like this FREE Printable Goal Chart from Meet Penny ~I think I will use this to mark off our daily math and reading goals!
free printable 30 day goal chart - click through for links to printables and a sample schedule for stressing less during your homeschool day

Sets goals for yourself:
I know I need to try to go to bed earlier and to get up earlier. This is going to be a big goal for me this new year. We also want to start walking together in the evenings as a family. I am hoping that the exercise will also help with being able to fall asleep and get a good night’s sleep. I also want to make sure I spend time with the Lord first thing in the morning and I want to drink more water!

Here is a great FREE Goal Planning Workbook from Creative Homekeeper to help you get started on planning your goals.
The Goal Planning Workbook, your FREE and complete guide to evaluating your priorities and creating realistic goals. This workbook walks you through the complete goal planning process, step-by-step, including printable worksheets  to help you plan!

Refresh your Homeschool Space:
Does your homeschool area get full of papers that need to be graded, artwork that needs to get hung up, flash cards, coloring books, crafts, old school books and more? Now is the perfect time to declutter and refresh your homeschool space.
Ed Snap Shots is hosting a Refresh Your Homeschool Space Challenge  
Sign up for the challenge and you will receive a daily email for the month of January with a 5-6 minute daily task, inspiration, resources and helpful tips and links!

Start a new family Bible Study:
We love doing Bible in the mornings around the breakfast table. The New Year is the perfect time to start a new Bible Study. Here is a BRAND NEW Study from Kim at Not Consumed!

New Beginnings: A Biblical Study towards change Only $4.99!

  • A 5 day look at what Scripture has to say about change.
  • Each day includes an in-depth personal assessment.
  • Perfect for family devotions, quiet time or homeschool Bible class!
  • Scripture references are listed, allowing families to look it up in the translation of their choice.
  • Multiple age levels that work on the same topic each day.

The study is written for the whole family. It spans 5 full days at about 20-30 minutes per day. You will dig deep in the scriptures as you prayerfully evaluate your own life. There are 3 levels of journal pages: Junior (ages 4-7), Student (ages 8-12) and Teen/Adult (ages 12 and up). All versions align together for a seamless family study.
Is it time for a change in your home? This study will walk your whole family through scripture as they consider what God would have them change in their lives. It's perfect for family devotions, quiet time and homeschool.

Do you have any goals for your homeschool? Please share them with us in the comments!

Written by Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

Opt In Image
Join our growing list of over 100,000 homeschoolers who LOVE free stuff!

Sign up to receive emails that include deals, sales, and free offers for homeschoolers.

We value your privacy and promise never to send you spam. You can unsubscribe at anytime. 

View our Privacy Policy for more information on how we process your data.

NOTE: If you are already a subscriber, you can find subscriber perks and downloads links in our Monday & Wednesday newsletters.

Similar Posts You Might Like:


Need An Affordable Approach to Learning?
Save time, money and stress with our award-winning online homeschool curriculum!

12 Natural DIY Cleaning Recipes Everybody Should Know

By making your own cleaning solutions yourself at home, you can save on the number of harmful chemicals that can adversely affect your family. They'll also be cheaper to make than to buy, and you'll have the satisfaction that you made them!Click here to make DIY Cleaning Supplies!

Are You a Grumpy Mom?

There is a high possibility that you know if you are a grumpy mom or not. Sometimes we go through stages. Sometimes we don't realize it until it gets pointed out to us. If you are a grumpy mom (like I can be at times), then you have to take…

A Sample Preschool Homeschool Schedule

Sometimes, it is just nice to see how other moms do it. This mom lets us take a peek into the schedule of her  preschool homeschool day. I love the homeschool community, especially online. I find that most often than not, there are moms helping other moms do things better. I…

Monthly Guide to Saving All Year Long

Looking to spend your money more wisely than ever before? This Monthly Guide to Saving All Year Long will help you pinpoint the best months to make your purchases! Click here to find the best month to make purchases!

I Grew up with an Addict

So, here is a little-known fact about me. Are you ready - it's pretty colorful. My mom has been a prescription drug addict my entire life. There, I said it. Whew, that was a little difficult to admit.Watching my mom struggle with her addiction to this day has really been…

Dog Hacks &Tips That You Wish You Knew a Long Time Ago

We're always offering helpful tips, advice, and freebies here on Homeschool Giveaways because we want your homeschool to be a success and your home to be the best it can be. But let's not forget about the furbabies in our families! If you have a dog (or two), there's not…

ALDI 101 (with free printable meal plan!)

Do you love to shop at ALDI? Are you looking for some ideas for easy meals to serve during your busy week? Early Bird Mom has a free printable meal plan to share with you! 7 easy dinner recipes + a done-for-you shopping list make this meal plan a no-brainer…

25 Great Uses for Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is so versatile! You can use it on your plants as well as your body. I can personally testify that it works miracles on roses! My roses had very few leaves and were a pale, yellow-green with no flowers on them until I put epsom salts on their soil.…

30 Day FREE Trial of “My Well Planned Day” Digital Homeschool Planner!

The NEW My Well Planned Day Digital Homeschool Planner 30-Day Free Trial - No Credit Card Required HEDUA: Home Educating Family Assocaition is excited to introduce the new My Well Planned Day digital homeschool planner. Beautifully designed, easy to use, and mobile friendly - now you can plan your homeschool…

23 Best Laundry Hacks

Laundry. Every time I do it, I purpose to give thanks. I may have piles of it and cringe because it never goes away, but I can choose to be thankful for so many reasons. I am so thankful I don't have to spend a whole day with my hands…

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL NEW POSTS

Notebooking Pages Free Resources