Homeschool ScheduleWritten by Mary Joyce
When you are ready to sit down and ponder and map out your home school schedule for upcoming academic year. A good calendar is an ingredient not to be forgotten as part of your overall homeschool schedule and homeschool lesson plan.
Since you will be homeschooling your child, careful thought needs to be given not only to your home school schedule, but your family schedule will need to be integrated into mix as well. Also make sure that your lesson plan coincides well with your educational calendar. After taking a high level look at your home school calendar integrated with your family calendar, you may decide that traditional school year calendar of end of summer through early spring may not be most advantageous. Also homeschool day does not necessarily need to start say at 8am. There is no stringent time schedule that you must adhere to as is case in public schools.
As with your home school lesson planning, your scheduling should take into careful consideration your childís learning style and determine what will work best. As a homeschooling family, you have option of planning trips at other times of year when for example, air fare is cheaper and lines are shorter! If vacations arenít a part of your plans, there are probably other reasons (such as birthdays) for tailor making your own home school calendar.
Homeschool MaterialsWritten by Mary Joyce
One of often overlooked area of planning and discussion when preparing to begin your homeschooling venture is how are you going to supply and fund your homeschool materials, and where are you going to locate your homeschool supplies, and how will you keep it organized?
Since many homeschooling parents live on one primary source of income due to immutable fact that other parent is a full time teacher, being penny wise and cost efficient is a must. However, with a little creativity and some practice you can put together a very effective homeschool resource and materials depot in your home.
The first decision is where to locate your homeschool materials area. If you have an extra bedroom or den in your house that you can do this, you are one of fortunate ones. However you decide to get this done idea is to have all of your homeschool materials and resources organized into one central spot. Not only does this make your homeschooling day more efficient and less stressful, but you will also find that this central
organizational approach will be much more cost efficient as you will be to easily determine what homeschool materials you have on hand and what you need to purchase as they get low. Without good organization of your homeschool resources you will find yourself purchasing duplicates and unneeded materials that will only drive up your costs. And remember goal here is to keep your purchasing costs to a minimum!