Simplified Organization Video Tutorial: Homeschool Planning

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I’ve got to say, that homeschool planning is a huge topic to try to tackle in thirty minutes — which probably explains why this video runs over a bit. Mystie, Chelli and I do get a chance to discuss planning a number of different layers of a homeschool year, though.

Whether you have strong goals for the year or just want to make it through tomorrow, homeschool planning is a huge topic. Learn why flexibility is key.
Like any large project, breaking it down into layers or pieces is really the only way to go about getting such a huge thing done. So we start by discussing planning the year, move to discussion about planning the week, and finally we talk about ways that we schedule our homeschool days.

The very cool thing about participating in such a chat is that I gather all kind of fabulous ideas that I never think about on my own. Chelli had told me she did not make homeschool goals, but the guiding principles she shared that she created for her homeschool are genius, and in some ways even more helpful than SMART goals.

Another thing that the hangout emphasizes is the flexibility of homeschooling, and how it is so easy for families to make it work in their own best interest. It gives us the chance to do what is best for our family. Nothing better than that.

Please excuse our technical difficulties. We were experiencing some problems caused by the weather. I don’t think you will be sorry if you press on and watch through to the end. If you can’t see the video below, you can find it on YouTube. Enjoy!

In this hangout Pam and Mystie discuss:

Chelli’s Planning Series

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Where do the hours go? When will you follow-through with your plans?
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Whether you have strong goals for the year or just want to make it through tomorrow, homeschool planning is a huge topic. Learn why flexibility is key.

  1. The Knowlton Nest
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    My question is, what do your kids do during your week off? I have two ages 4 and 6 and if I don’t have a daily routine like I have with my homeschool day, they play and they are more wild. I don’t feel like I can get any projects done. I would love to take a week “off”, but I would like to know more about how to make that work and how to get back to the regular routine.

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