Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hitting the mid-year slump

I don't believe I am the only home educator who hits the mid-year slump. I am as tired as the students of "school," schedules, and tests.  I am planning on changing the way we "do" school during April and May.  We will still have lessons to complete, but we are going to step back from the textbook approach for history and do more student-directed learning.  I know they will enjoy this, but it will be a stretch for me and my personality!  We will be learning about WWI, WWII, and other wars/conflicts (1900s-now) that involved numerous countries.  We will continue to incorporate literature and composition alongside history.

How do you persevere through this time of the school year?

1 comment:

  1. Usually what has worked to re-ignite my enthusiasm has been reading homeschooling magazines and books. At first I'd have to *force* myself even to be interested enough to read them, though.

    For those modern wars, don't forget videos (from the library) as a good source and a refreshing change from the books.


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