When you think about what your homeschool year, have you set goals for each of your child? If you can set homeschool goals for your child, this will help you figure out the right curriculum for your homeschool.
What are your homeschool goals?
What would you like your child to get out of homeschooling this year? What skills would you like to focus on? What subjects would really interest him?
My son would love to learn about rockets for science so how about looking into a physical science curriculum with lots of hands on activities. My daughter would love to read the Narnia books, how about a unit study?
If your child is learning to read, you’ll know that your focus will be on reading fluency, how about find some fun new readers, sight word games and reading resources to make learning fun.
If your needs to learn independence, then teacher intensive curriculum may not be the answer.
Are there any issues that you need to address as a parent. Do we need to work on fostering sibling love or sharing? Make a list of character traits you’d like to work on this year with tasks or ideas to implement them as well.
Don’t be afraid to ask your child, do they want to learn the piano or take up a new sport? Perhaps they’d like to read x number of books this year. Maybe they’d like to learn to knit or crochet, ask them what interests them and how you can help them achieve their own goal and put it in writing.
I created a printable to write out your yearly goals, and weekly goals for each child.
Follow along in my 31 Days to a Better Planned Homeschool series.