If you’re thinking of homeschooling and even if you’ve been doing it for awhile, have you considered giving your homeschool a mission statement? What is the reason you are homeschooling?
Have you really thought about this? Put it into writing so that it will serve as a reminder to everyone in your homeschool.
Does your homeschool need a mission statement?
No, your homeschool won’t fall apart if you don’t have one, but it’s great to start planning your homeschool year by evaluating the purpose of your homeschool.
Why are you homeschooling? What skills or issues will you be addressing this year and what will be a priority in your homeschool. Thinking through these questions will give you a clear path to plan your homeschool around.
When days are tough and you feel like you want to throw in the towel, a glance at your mission statement will give you a much needed reminder of why you started this crazy adventure in the first place. Let’s face it we all have those days.
A mission statement will give your homeschool a path to strive for even on those tough days when it seems that no one is listening or when no one wants to do any work or when you feel like throwing the math book across the room.
All businesses create mission statements for their place or work and you are doing serious work by taking on their education. Start out right a create your mission statement today, print it out and place it where you and everyone else can read it as needed.
Follow along in my 31 Days to a Better Planned Homeschool series.
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