Either way, “Summer School”, public school, private school or homeschool, you are being very proactive on your child’s education and I seriously, commend you!
I want to share with you some ways that we prepare for “Summer School”, that you could implement for homeschooling, or even spin to make work for your family with any school setting.
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Planning is crucial to you and your child’s success. I suggest finding a cheaper planner or even printing one and placing the pages into a three ring binder, making it easier for you to keep up with. I am excited to utilize this planner in the Ultimate Homeschool Bundle, for their school and play school projects were going to do! This bundle is packed with resources and books (yes, books) to help you help your child, at home or in school!
I typically plan a theme for each month, and build from that. With younger children you could plan projects based on the theme, find books based on the theme… the possibilities are endless!
Some sample themes would be August “Ice Cream”, “Back to School”, and so on. This is more so fun for younger children, and well, momma, too!
I like to use hanging files, in a file basket for printouts or even tear the pages out of the books we are going to be using. I pull from several different resources and books, it just helps to have it all in hand to be able to grab.
I use these hanging files to organize for weeks at a time. Each folder will have pages, crafts, a weekly Bible verse, and more.
I recently purchased a rolling cart from Michael’s, you can find it HERE on Amazon, I plan to utilize this to its fullest potential. The top shelf will have books we can read together, their busy books/binders, basically anything they will need some supervision with; it will also house some items for me and my husband, as the cart itself is going under our dry erase calendar. The other two shelves will be designated for the girls, each getting one on their own. My plan is for them to be able to put their book bags on, and some easy grab and go activities for them to do in the afternoons while I am cooking dinner or cleaning. If their book backs don’t workout in that space, I will be adding hooks to each side for the bags!
I actually got both of these ideas from a mom (teacher, homeschool mom, etsy seller and blogger) who I absolutely love, Arrows and Applesauce! She posts some of the greatest ideas, and I love pulling them and making them work for us. I also have used a lot of her downloadables for the girls. You can read more about that and other resources in my blog post here.
I could honestly do an entire series of posts on organizing alone!! That will come! :)
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Hey Ya'll! My name is Amy, I am a girl mom (times two), married to one of my favorite guys, a daughter, a Jesus follower and so much more. I love preworkout and a great sweat, I collect books like trophies, I love to cook but hate a dirty kitchen. I love grungy country music, bell bottom pants, turquoise (the mineral) and converses. Our house is full of love and laughter as we navigate this busy life together, focusing on keeping the important parts of life the biggest parts, and building a healthy and safe place in our family of four!