Yesterday I took some time with each of my children to discuss the plans I've been making for each of them for this year. I showed them their books and allowed them time to look through them and ask questions. I discussed the overall goals I have for them and asked for their input.
This is the first time I've done it this way--like a conference one might have in school (parent & teacher). They were very excited about 'their time.' Also during this conferencing time, we checked the supplies they had and what they needed. Then they got to get their new supplies for the year, well, at least the beginning. :)
Since we've spent most of the summer learning and practicing our chores around the house, this week we're working on getting back into our school year daily routine. We're officially beginning on September 4th. Of course now that the children know what I've been planning (specifically), they're terribly excited and have already asked repeatedly if we can just start now. lol Little do they know we've already started, but I don't want them to lose their excitement. :)
What routines are you starting this year with your family?
How are you making learning exciting?
I'd love to hear from you!
Happy Home Learning!