Limit yourself to one or two activities at a time.
When you have more time to commit at home, schooling can become much more enjoyable!
I will never forget my first year of homeschooling. My children were involved in art classes, gymnastics, classes at the zoo, science center classes, chorus, piano lessons, physical education classes and community sports. On the one day per week that we did not have scheduled events, we would often get together with fellow homeschooling families for field trips, writing classes (which I taught) and/or just a fun time.
I can’t remember who burned out first, the kids or me, but I do know we burned out. Soon those creative moments of science experiments, creative writing fun, and history projects were a thing of the past and we became a slave to our activities schedule.
At Bridgeway Academy, we know from long experience that experiential learning, socialization and extracurricular activities are vital to homeschooling success. That’s why we empower you to create flexible daily goals that enable your child to learn at a time and a pace that make the most sense given the realities of your life. By enabling you to determine when your child will receive instruction, we empower you to create a truly customized school week, month or year.
But be careful not to overdo those extras or you may find that what seemed like such a great idea becomes a chore that you and your children dread.
By taking advantage of the flexibility we offer while also keeping an eye on just how many extras you add, you can schedule these key ‘outside the class‘ lessons and experiences without burning yourself or your kids out.
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