Sunday, May 2, 2010

Planning for Next Year, Part 1

Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on

Now that I've given you a list of resources that I plan to use next year, we'll move on to the big question: HOW??
  First, we do have a system.  We must have a system. It is a modified version of the workbox system.  Also, we have a general routine for our day (MOTH).  The day is not over if things do not get done on time or in order.  When interrupted, we just pick up where we are and move on with the day.  It's not to get uptight over, it merely keeps us all on track.  I will elaborate on that later. Each family should use the tools which work best for them, so long as they create order.
 Next, I have to choose priorities.  Not just all the things that would be 'good' to do in school, or as a Christian, or what a 'good Mommy would do.'  I try very hard to choose the things that the Lord has impressed to me are  best for our family and concentrate on doing them and doing them well and doing them first.  All else comes afterward.  For us, Bible study and prayer time and relationships within our home are top on the list. Housework sometimes slides. Chores may have to be carried over. But walking in love and resolving whatever issues come our way-those are the things that are in the forefront.
Finally, we have the other stuff.  Chores, fun, family times, working together on projects and plenty of other things that make this a wonderful family of which to be a part!  This is one of the reasons why we homeschool.  We like our family – each member is a blessing from God!  We enjoy our time together.  We work together and play together and learn together.  It works for us.
Stay tuned, we will go step by step and put it all together and be peaceful and ready when the new school year comes around!

No comments:

Post a Comment

What do you think? I'd love to hear what you have to say!