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Step by Step Plan to Start the Homeschool Year

A new school homeschool year can present formidable challenges when the anticipated first day of school ends up disappointingly overloaded, stressed, and frustrating.

This is a simple way to avoid that. Break that first day of school into smaller, more reasonably sized activities that you do before you actually want to begin your bookwork.

See how Melanie did her homeschooling startup this year.

  1. On Thursday, the children received school surprises and set up their school books.
  2. On Friday, Melanie had individual meetings with each child to discuss the school year, what their schedule would look like, and how they would move through it each day with their assignments.
  3. Monday was the “real” first day of school, and they were ready to follow their school and do their actual school work.

Trusting in Jesus,
PS: Here are a few past Mom’s Corners on beginning school year encouragement!

—Three Crucial Steps to Fruitfully Start the Homeschool Year
—School Year Preparations
—I Just Want to Be a Mommy

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the
Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).

Second Generation Homeschooling

(Sarah’s note: I had originally planned to share about Mount of the Holy Cross hike today, but I’m moving that off until later. 🙂 )

Steve and I have the joy of seeing the 2nd generation of homeschooling as our married children homeschool our grandchildren. How well I remember the first day of homeschooling each year and the photos we took.

Recently, we saw Melanie and Anna Marie’s first-day-of-school photos for the school year they are just starting. I love having daughters-in-law who will invest their time back into their children through homeschooling. I love their faithfulness to that calling. We are blessed!

Trusting in Jesus,

PS: You might be encouraged by these Mom’s Corners on beginning your homeschool year successfully:
Three Crucial Steps to Fruitfully Start the Homeschool Year
Time Management for Homeschool Moms Through Scheduling Perseverance

“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them
up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
Ephesians 6:4