Back to School for Year-Round Homeschoolers is part of the Back to Homeschool: Mind Over Matter blog series. This post has been provided by Rebekah from Mason a la Maison.
It’s that time of year again when most families are getting ready to go back to school. The summer vacation is over. School supplies are bought and labeled. Homeschool families have received the new curriculum. And everyone is gearing up for more rigorous schedules.
The whole world seems to be caught up in the back-to-school rush. But how does this affect the year-round homeschooler? If you have decided to continue lessons throughout the year, do you get caught up in the back-to-school fever? Or do you continue on with life as usual?
As a year-round homeschooling family that has decided to officially start our “new” school year in January, it can seem odd to get caught up in this season with all the other families who follow the more traditional route. But we have learned to take advantage of the fever to inject some new life into our routine just when we seem to be flagging.
We are entering into our final term just when everyone else is beginning their first one. And though it may seem weird to outsiders, it works for our family. And isn’t that one of the reasons you’ve decided to homeschool? The freedom to make a plan that works best for your individual family’s needs is one of its greatest draws.
But just because our routine is different doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the same excitement of a new year. So, we have created some of our own traditions that both line up with the traditional back-to-school schedule and our own continued school year.
Whether it is adjusting our routine to fit new activities or just updating old supplies, we take advantage of this season to its fullest. There are so many different ways you can shake things up using the excitement of everyone around you. Not to mention saving money on sales.
To learn some more tips and ideas, continue reading Back to School for Year-Round Homeschoolers.
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Rebekah Morel is a Christian homeschooling mama to 4 wonderful children. An American who is married to a Frenchman, she began and continues her homeschooling journey in France. Her website, Mason à la Maison, offers homeschooling information, Christian encouragement, reading tips, and resources to add some French to your daily life.