Summer is over and although it was a lot of fun, it’s time to get back into the homeschool groove and get learning! After the summer break, it’s a great time to reset your curriculum to get a fresh start on learning at home and make the most out of this school year. For ideas on resetting your homeschool curriculum, keep on reading!
The best way to start fresh this homeschool year is to make sure your learning space and materials are organized to keep the chaos out of the home classroom. During the summer break, it can be difficult to keep things in order. Take some time with your kids to get everything back to a clean slate. Use binders and folders to make sure everything is organized and easy to find by subject or by day of the week. For storage for all of your homeschool supplies, try storage bins to keep things in their place. Whatever works for you and your kids to stay organized, implement it!
Make a schedule
It’s important to have a schedule for the first few months of your homeschool year to keep you on track with teaching your kids the information they need. Figuring out a homeschool schedule that works for your needs as well as for your children is important to have a successful school year. Check out these homeschool schedules you’ll want to copy to give you some ideas on where to get started.
Don’t forget to have fun
Of course you want your kids to be learning during your homeschool lessons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun! Have a lesson include a craft that will be fun for your kids to try out, or keep things timely with these fall printables for your kids. While you still have nice weather, hold a lesson outside in the fresh air or take a nature hike. Including fun in your day-to-day homeschool routine will make the start to this school year the best yet!
Think out of the box
A great way to reset your homeschool curriculum for this year is to think out of the ordinary from what you and your kids are used to. Include styles of learning that you’ve never thought about before. Use Legos in your math exercise, or supplement a lesson with homeschool movies. Trying something different will not only make your usual curriculum fresh and new, but it will keep your children engaged in each subject you teach.
PureFlix is a great way to incorporate technology into your homeschool in a safe way. There are many shows and movies for the whole family that are clean and fun. Many are educational, too. You can use PureFlix in your homeschool without worrying about the content or getting caught off guard. Check it out HERE!
Ditch what’s not working
Chances are, if you’ve been homeschooling for some time, you’ll know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to teaching your kids. Just because your original curriculum included something doesn’t mean you need to keep it in your lessons for this year. Or if a certain technique worked for a fellow homeschooling mom but hasn’t worked for you, don’t feel like you have to keep using it! Every kid learns differently, so use what you’ve learned in the past to modify what you choose to implement this year.
The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to refresh your homeschool curriculum, so try some of these tips in your own home classroom! Don’t hesitate to give your curriculum a refresh any time you or your kids feel in a funk when it comes to learning. You’ll be surprised the wonders a homeschool curriculum reset can do!