🙋🏽♀️ Raise your hand if you thought Homeschooling would take much longer than it actually does?
🏫 When we think of school, we think of a full day of classes and lessons. In reality, even in 'school', there is a lot of down time and dare I say...wasted time. Especially in the elementary years, lessons can be so efficient when educating a child 1:1. Teaching a class of 24 to learn fractions is much different than teaching one child. (Hence why we love & appreciate all of the amazing educators out there!)
If you're feeling overwhelmed by trying to fill a full school day's worth of lessons & activities, I want you to know that you don't have to be doing that. And most homeschoolers don't. If it works for your family, amazing. But if it's not working, try adopting the mindset of "less is more".
Shorter, intentional lessons are so effective. Using your child's learning style (tactile, auditory, visual) to teach them will help. Giving them some autonomy will also help you both. You can give them a binder or folder with activities/ worksheets you want them to accomplish that week and give them some autonomy over their schedule & how they accomplish those tasks. You can also rotate subjects so, for instance, doing history on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Science on Tuesday and Thursday. You don't need to be cramming in every subject every day. 😊 #freedom
Throughout the day I'm randomly asking my son spelling words and the definitions of "noun" and "verb". I'm constantly giving them math problems to do on the fly. We play games. We sing songs. We bake and cook. We dance. They definitely are not sitting at a table for 6-8 hours a day and they're still learning & thriving.
Quality over quantity.
🤔 We'd love for you to share with us below, did you used to think you had to be doing school work 6+ hours a day?
🤔 If so, what helped you homeschool more efficiently & effectively? ...