Throughout my blog and ministry, we chat a lot about being intentional in your home and with how you raise your kids. We put a huge emphasis on Gospel-centered parenting and homemaking.
And because of that, I get a ton of questions homeschooling. But this is certainly not my area of expertise since my oldest twins are only 4! But we do plan on homeschooling so it’s an area I’m personally very curious about as well.
So I am excited to share that this week on the podcast I have MacKenzie Monroe from the Cultivating the Lovely Podcast and we are chatting about planning for your homeschool year.
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Planning for Your Year
You can jump into better planning for your homeschool day at any point during the year. But the summer time is an especially helpful time to get planned! This works well for any curriculum but especially for those mamas who like to put together their own curriculum or bits and pieces of it. (Make sure to head up and listen to the full interview with MacKenzie!)
MacKenzie shares the following tips for getting prepared during the summer:
- Evaluate the curriculum you are using to make sure it aligns with your family’s values and mission
- Grab an accountability partner to help you out in your planning this summer
- Pull together all your material for next year NOW (put baggies together for science projects, etc.)
- How to put your kids FIRST in homeschooling (interview with MacKenzie)
#1 Tip for being intentional
Create a mission statement for your homeschooling! I (Jami) encourage families to create a family mission statement and the idea of creating a mission statement for your homeschooling is brilliant!
Here’s a handy guide on creating a family mission statement. You can take these principles to create a homeschool curriculum!
In creating a homeschool mission statement you want to pull everyone into the process. Talk to your kids, your husband and ask: what is it that they want out of their homeschool. Think through your goals, your values, and how you want your homeschool year to go.
MacKenzie’s new course is coming out soon! Sign up to get notified when it releases. More resources from MacKenzie:
- The Hard Parts of Homeschooling with Rebekah Sacran
- How to Deal with Homeschooling Nay-Sayers
- Listen to MacKenzie’s podcast here: Cultivating the Lovely Podcast
Build Your Bundle Homeschool Sale!
The Build Your Bundle sale is good only through May 30th! Go check it out to save hundreds of dollars on homeschooling curriculum, help, and encouragement. You can find all the details here.
SALE ENDS TUESDAY MAY 30th