It is a new year. A time of new beginnings, looking ahead to a fresh start and a whole new year of possibilities. Resolutions were made with the promise of changing something for the better. What about you? What about in your house or in your homeschool?
What Will Your Focus Be For 2016?
Many people often use this time of year to reevaluate their lives. This is also a great time to take a look at your homeschool.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- What are we loving this year?
- What are we dreading?
- Is something taking more or less time than expected?
- Do we need to try something new?
- Can we adjust something to make it run more smoothly?
- What is the one thing I would really like to see happen in the coming year?
What we are doing:
What I plan to add – As far as the kids and their main school subjects, I am really happy with our choices and how well their work is going. The one thing my little one doesn’t get enough of is art – she loves art! So I would like to try and be sure we get in at least 2 art projects per month.
What I need to do better – I need to do a better job of supervising and engaging the kids in their piano practice. I often leave it to them to practice, but don’t spend enough time helping them improve and learn new parts.
What I am looking forward to – My teen will be driving on her own soon which will free up some of my time, which can hopefully be spent on things like piano and art!
Whatever you choose to do, change, focus on, etc, be intentional. Make a decision, make a plan for your change, and then be deliberate about following through. I have found it hard to make changes and know if they were the right ones or if they are working. Sometimes that was because I had really jumped in with two feet and done what I had said I would do.