Why wait until the middle of a lesson for what you can do tonight? Start Homeschool Night Planning.
I can not tell you how many times we were in the middle of a lesson and I realized I hadn’t printed out important papers.
I would have to ask the boy to “hang on a minute” – rush to find what we were doing online, download the stuff, refill printer paper, change ink cartridges, reply to a facebook status comment, try to get everyone to put down their snacks, and go back to the table.
Some days I was real … creative and told the boys to go build whatever I was missing out of Legos. It only takes a few minutes each night for a smooth run to your day.
Homeschool Night Planning
After the kids go to bed run down your list of tomorrow’s assignments / projects / etc. Rather than get online and play pinterest tag …
- Print a planner and fill it in – with pencil. It’s ok to fear commitment in your homeschool!
- Print a few “extra” printables – use someone’s free word hunts or print an extra coloring sheet.
- Double check to make sure all maps, notebooking pages, experiment steps, or what-nots are printed and ready for tomorrow.
- Print some science fun for Shark week to kick off the morning!
- Print a free Mad Libs count it as language arts fun and surprise your kids.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin
Let’s set an example for our kids that we are prepared. We are planners. We are ready. Start homeschool night planning and make sure your tomorrow is in order now! Don’t wait until the last minute and always feel rushed. I hate that feeling!
Whenever I was not prepared I was rushing about, feeling more lost than in control, and many times I just chucked the entire lesson and turned on the Wii.
God is a planner. He didn’t crash run creation. Take a few minutes to get your things in order. Why you’re at it – maybe throw some dinner ideas on a piece of paper. It happens every night about the same time yet so often we’re shocked it crept right up on us.
Getting into the habit of homeschool night planning can really help more than your homeschool. I like to write out any chores, errands, and blog posts so my mornings do not have to start in 5th gear!