I bet many of us could have used some help in the first year of homeschooling. I am sure most of you did ample research when contemplating homeschool. Even with all that research and getting “equipped”, the first year remains the most difficult for many. To help out new homeschooling families, here are the things you absolutely NEED to do your first homeschool year.
Do you remember the first year? Better yet, do you remember the end of the first year? It may have been easy for some of you, but me… it was clear. I felt like someone dragged me all over, picking up everything then squeezed me dry. I felt drained.
Between trying to manage the household, manage our time, manage homeschool, and manage my sanity it all became too much. I thought all would be so much easier when I started staying home and educating my kids. I thought I would find a healthy schedule I could stick to.
It didn’t quite turn out as I imagined. It was real. It was life. It was tough.
We to worry so much about curriculum and resources, yet overlook some key foundational concepts that make your homeschool successful. These nine things will help you get on track and in a healthy homeschool flow, your first year of homeschooling.
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Read all about things you should do your first year of homeschooling from Techie Homeschool Mom.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!