Simple Homeschool is running a series this fall called “the hardest part of my homeschool year,” and today I’m chipping in with my personal stumbling block: the planning. Always the planning.
From the post:
This month, we’re beginning our sixth year of homeschooling.
We’re more or less ready to begin: we have our plan in place, our curriculum ordered, our daily rhythm mostly mapped out. We’re all ready to hit the ground running, kids and parents.
That’s because the big decisions are already made.
I’m serene about our school plans now, but a few months ago I was a mess, thinking so hard about all our mix and match options for the coming year you could practically see my angsty thoughts swirling above my head….
Now that all that decision angst is behind us, here’s our plan for the year: Silas (age 5) is doing actual half-day kindergarten at a school in our neighborhood, and Jack (12), Sarah (10), and Lucy (8) are attending a local cottage school one day each week. It’s a hybrid homeschooling plan. I have high hopes, but we’re still in our first week. Wish us luck: we’ll need it.