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As the New Year is approaching many homeschooling mommas are being to feel the sense of dread. Dread because after having so many breaks due to the holiday season that it is time to get back into the homeschooling routine that took months to get into, to begin with. Dread because we all know that when we crack open those textbooks that we will discover some of the information that our children knew so well will have slipped their memory. Yes, there will be many hurdles to face when we go back to homeschooling in the New Year. For many of us it will be like we are starting the whole year all over again.
Starting back to school after the holidays can be stressful. However, it doesn’t have to be half as bad as we deep down feel that it is going to be if we decide to take a few steps. Here are a few ways that you can actually get back to homeschooling while still maintaining that little bit of relaxed mode that you are currently in.
- Pray for the re-entry of your homeschool: Before you reopen your textbooks and that homeschool planner take a bit of time to pray for your efforts. This will provide you with a much-needed peace and help you remain focused on what is most important.
- Start slowly: After coming back from a long homeschooling break the last thing that you need to do is to jump right back in full force. Instead, start back slowly just like you did at the beginning of the year, adding a little bit more each week. Both you and your children will struggle otherwise which will only add to the frustration and dread.
- Make the first day back special: Think of it like it is the first day of the new school year. Make a special breakfast, plan a fun activity or whatever it is that you and your students will love. This will help you all be a little more excited.
- Keep in mind that things will have been forgotten so the school day will take a little longer: Yes, the days ahead will be a little longer which is why it is important to take it slow because you will be spending time re-explaining concepts.
Homeschooling after the holidays can be hard but it doesn’t have to be. Hopefully, these tips will help to make it a little easier for you. I would love to know what things you do to cut back on the stress that homeschooling after the holidays can bring.
Here Are Some Resources to Help Get Back on Track:
Daily Warm-Ups: Language Skills Grade 4Daily Warm-Ups: Reading, Grade 4Activities, Games, and Assessment Strategies for the World Language ClassroomDaily Warm-Ups: Math, Grade 6Daily Warm-Ups: Math, Grade 3Jumpstarters for Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes, Grades 4 – 8Learning Resources Reading Comprehension Cubes
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