Every year we try to do better, and in some areas we are doing well. Frankly last year and especially this year, I am looking forward to January and February in which we should be able to buckle down and complete a lot of textbook work. But there is always room for improvement and as all homeschooling moms know, if we can stay focused and motivated it is a bit easier to get over the humps of the children being less so.
In the hopes of doing even better these next few months, David, as principal, had a great thought which we will implement starting this next week. David and I are going to set goals for the children's schoolwork for the month. Simple goals, like a Math lesson each day, two chapters of Latin completed, a Science lesson each day, and to a certain point in History. The History goal is going to be my hardest to set. I simply have a very hard time estimating how long a particular topic will take to complete.
At the end of the month if our goals our met, we will do something fun from a list the family has brainstormed together to make. So far our list includes:
- Dinner and a movie
- The zoo
- Underwater World
- Mall of America Amusement Park
- Orchestra event
- Science Museum
- Mill City Museum
- History Museum
- Indoor Waterpark
- Snowshoe hike at a nearby nature center
- Going to visit cousins