Homeschooling doesn't have to be school at home.
It took me years to accept this simple fact. I planned, taught, and orchestrated our days in a school-like manner. There's nothing wrong with this. Except when it isn't the right fit for your children, your family, or you. It wasn't for us. Over the past decade, as I have learned to embrace the freedom homeschool brings, our homeschooling style has changed and become something that does not resemble a classroom experience at all.
10 Freeing Things You Should Know About Homeschool Lessons
- Some curriculum is best left in a classroom.
- Some work is just busy work.
- A child doesn't always have to do all the the problems, worksheets, and projects for a child to learn a concept.
- Change can be good. Variety makes learning fun.
- Homeschool lessons won't always look like classroom lessons.
- It may take less time than you thought or scheduled. A child may learn a lesson very quickly.
- It may take more time than you thought or scheduled. A child may want to explore a topic more indepth.
- Location is not necessarily important. Learning can happen anywhere.
- Schedules can be varied. There is no one set time which you have to homeschool. Weekends and evenings are available for learning experiences. And, sometimes, learning is impromptu.
- Every single lesson and learning opportunity does not have to be planned out to every single minute detail. Use as much or as little detail as you need.