Homeschool blog

Back-to-School Basics for the Rookie Homeschool Teacher: 7 Tips Continued

Last week, I discussed scheduling your school day and setting your academic pace through your curriculum. This week I want to share tips to help you manage all your responsibilities as a parent and teacher.

3.) Avoid Interruptions

Back-to-School Basics for the Rookie Homeschool Teacher: 7 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling

I remember feeling excited and yet overwhelmed when I began this educational journey. After reading all the Missouri laws and regulations on homeschooling, I wasn’t sure how to practically implement them. Do you have your copy of First Things First: A Guide for the Missouri Home Educator from Families for Home Education (FHE)?

Teacher Swap Day and Missouri Geography

I have been homeschooling for seven years. Three years ago, I had an epiphany...schedule a teacher work day once a month! I used to regularly schedule one work day a month when I was a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools. Why am I not doing this now as a homeschool teacher?! (This is when I smacked my forehead and said, "I should've had a V8!") On teacher work days, I can take care of appointments, make lesson plans, calculate hours, register for field trips, put library books on hold, fill out birthday/anniversary cards, etc...

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