Today I am going to talk about a topic that is going to be difficult for you to hear. Do you have homeschool books sitting on your bookshelf or around your house that you are not using?
With multiple age children, I held onto books to use with more than one child. For many books, this worked really well. For other books, I did not use them again. I was blessed with 6 children who each have a different personality and way of learning things. What worked for my oldest did not necessarily work for my other children.
My second child was an auditory learner and hands on learner. I had to buy different phonics books and used other resources to teach him how to write. He was pencil-resistant because of sensory issues, so he did not fill out a lot of worksheets.
Some of the books I used to teach him in his early years did not work for the next child who was a visual learner, like me. I was able to use many of the materials from my oldest child, but I still found that there were books that worked better for his educational needs.
There were three more children to teach after these three, so you can see where I am going with this. I have to purge books regularly to keep it under control. I try to share the books we don’t use anymore with homeschool friends, and I pass things on to other educators, too. I do not let myself feel guilty for passing books along. I love blessing others.
Your mission today is to do a 27 Fling Boogie, and I want to challenge you to let go of 27 homeschool books or resources that you are not using any longer.
Have a great weekend!
Weekly Home Blessing: Take out the Trash, Sweep, and Mop
- Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
- Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
- Swish and Swipe
- Start Your Laundry
- Decide on Dinner
- Check Your Calendar
- Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
- Have a fun day!
- Eat Lunch
- Clear off One Hot Spot
- Reboot the Laundry
- Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
- Drink Your Water
- Loving movement for 15 Minutes
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)
- Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
- Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
- Put things at your launch pad
- Shine Your Sink
- Clean Off a Hot Spot
- Go to Bed at Decent Hour