Having a goal is important as it helps the homeschool family map it’s way through the school year. However it is equally important to set out priorities so that time and effort is not wasted chasing goals that can be reached at a later date. Here are some tips to consider as you get ready to handle your homeschooling and housekeeping.
Study Goals and Priorities
The state guidelines for what skills your homeschool student should master in the current grade are a good place to start setting study goals. Add in the material that interests your children to help them learn more about what they like. Then set up the priorities on what they need to get done every month and put it up in writing on the notice board so that they know what the broad goals and priorities for each month in the academic session are. Leave some slack time to make up for contingencies that you can not plan for.
Health Goals and Priorities
You need daily goals for food and exercise to maintain good health. Add in a monthly goal for expected health results in case you are working on weight loss to lose that baby fat. Again remember to make your own health a priority so that you are always hale and hearty and able to take care of your homeschool family’s needs. It’s a good idea to give yourself a number of different physical activities to choose from. That way you always have something new to look forward to even as you work towards your health goals.
What to do when falling behind?
Planning out everything in advance is a good way to start, but there are always some issues which will crop up and put you off track. This is where you need to maintain a positive attitude to get back to the old plan. Remember the main goals and if you can’t do everything, take a look at what you marked as a priority. Just stick to doing the most important stuff for a while and you will eventually get back to the plan.