How is your homeschool planning and organization going? As we are moving along after Christmas break, we sometimes lose the zeal for lesson planning. I have a new resource for you that will help you with your homeschool organization and your home organization.
What I have learned over the years is to keep my routines simple. I don’t add a lot of things to my routines. That way I don’t forget to do something important to the running of my day.
Homeschooling is an important part of your day. Setting up for a good start to your morning starts the night before. Your Before Bed Routine is important even if you don’t have to leave the house the next morning. Laying out your clothes will help you move through your Morning Routine faster, and they will be ready if something unforseen pops up.
Getting to bed at a decent hour at night will help you get up on time the next morning. It will help you start your day off in a more peaceful way if you can get up at least 15 minutes before your children get up. I know that is harder if you have little ones, but having time to have a cup of coffee or tea before the children get up will help you start off the day without someone needing something right off the bat.
Developing the habit of daily paperwork and decluttering will help your homeschool run smoother. How many times have your children misplaced a paper or book? By looking at their papers and filing or tossing the papers daily, you will have less stuff for them to lose.
Our Morning Routine goes smoothly now because I spent the time with developing the routines with my children. I don’t think my boys consider the steps to the Morning Routine. They just do it.
Take heart if your children are little, and you feel like you are always reminding them of their routines. Use pictures and check off sheets. Post them in a visible place. You can make it fun with stickers for them to mark the things as they do them.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
Your Zone Mission for today is to declutter under the bathroom sink.
My menu plan for Tuesday is breakfast for dinner.
Have a blessed day!