Can you believe 2015 is already here, and we are on the 5th day of it!!??!! I’m excited for what this year holds and what we as a family hope to achieve, personally as well as in our schooling.
I would have to say that I am one of those people that get drawn into the whole New Years resolution scheme. Ok, I love it. I love the idea of change, and what could be, if only I put my mind to it. Though, this year I feel I have to acknowledge that there was so much I loved about 2014, some I didn’t, and lots of things I’ve learnt that I’ll take into 2015 with me.
I really feel like our homeschool changed a few directions in 2014. Personally, I released a lot of expectations and ideas of what homeschooling should look like. Its safe to say that every families homeschool is quite different, and thats fine by me! I love to hear how others school and do life with their family and community. For me, I became aware that how I homeschool my girls is unique to my family, and that is perfect for us.
We also let go of a few unnecessary outside activities and mixed up our schedule a bit. I like that. I like changing it around and so do the girls. I want to always be working towards what we are called to do, rather than just ticking a box and being what we or others think we should be.
I also simplified our curriculum, so as we could maximise on learning rather than trying to get everything done. Traditional schools don’t even do that – try and complete every subject in a day, so what made me think I could, or rather my kids could do this?? I know, I am hilarious at times!!
In 2015, I want to shake it up completely. I am already thinking, praying, planning, reading, researching for the coming school year. I am really excited for school this year, and can’t wait to share with you the direction we are taking. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts on our school plan for 2015!!