Steal My Lazy Homeschool Checklist

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Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get back to the reason you are here.

Chances are you are either homeschooling or have been thinking about homeschooling but it feels like a giant mountain that you don’t think you can conquer. Believe me I’ve been there. Oftentimes, I was so impressed by these homeschooling moms and their aesthetics were so beautiful, I thought I couldn’t even come close to getting my child the education they needed. Those picture perfect posts can be quite deceiving.

Back in 2020, my eldest daughter was three years. We were thick into the chaos of the pandemic. Parents and teachers alike were just thrown in a sea of confusion as the administration were given an incomplete set of instructions passed down from politicians who seemed way out of touch with reality. Everywhere it seemed like a civil war was about to break out between the have’s and have not’s. Also, kids were forced to sit still in front of a laptop and I knew this would be a problem if my daughter would be expected to do that in junior kindergarten. So my husband and I decided to start homeschooling.

I had no idea what I was doing.

I was pregnant with my third born, dealing with a toddler who was just learning to express herself and discover her “big” emotions while learning to use conscious parenting skills. Oh…and did I mention this was during the pandemic?

I wanted to give up.

But I didn’t.

We all survived and now this is our new normal. I homeschool my eldest and my second born. I only teach for a maximum of two hours a day and I have the flexibility to teach them and they get to explore the world. Also, we take days off whenever necessary.

Here’s my checklist.

This simple checklist kept me together when I first started homeschooling.

  1. Determine your goals and objectives: Before you begin planning your curriculum, consider what you hope to achieve with your child’s education. Are you focused on a particular academic subject, or are you interested in providing a well-rounded education that includes a variety of subjects? Understanding your goals and objectives will help you make informed decisions when selecting materials and designing lesson plans.
  2. Research curriculum options: There are many different types of homeschooling curriculum available, including traditional textbooks, online courses, and project-based learning materials. Take some time to research the options available to you and consider which ones best align with your goals and objectives.
  3. Create a schedule: Once you have selected the materials you want to use, create a schedule that outlines the topics you will cover each day or week. Consider your child’s learning style and schedule breaks as needed to keep them engaged and focused.
  4. Customize the curriculum to your child’s needs: One of the benefits of homeschooling is the ability to customize the curriculum to meet your child’s individual needs. Consider their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their interests, when selecting materials and designing lesson plans.
  5. Keep track of progress: It’s important to keep track of your child’s progress so you can ensure they are meeting your goals and objectives. Keep a portfolio of their work, and use assessments or tests to gauge their understanding of the material.
  6. Adjust the curriculum as needed: Homeschooling is a flexible form of education, so don’t be afraid to adjust the curriculum as needed. If your child is struggling with a particular subject or concept, you may need to spend more time on it or try a different approach.

Remember, creating a homeschooling curriculum is a personal process, and what works for one family may not work for another. Take the time to research and plan carefully, and don’t be afraid to adjust the curriculum as needed to meet your child’s individual needs.

The main pillars of children’s education can be broadly classified into four categories: cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.

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