This is our third real week of homeschooling.
It’s our first day back from taking a break over Christmas.
Our first week was crazy. Our first day of homeschool, my mom broke her back!
That threw everything into chaos. But today was better…
We started off with a bible story in the floor with the labs 😆!
The kids love spending more times with their pups!
We read aloud, wrote notes, asked questions, then watched a YouTube video about today’s story.
Jocelyn and I spent the first hour with the kids 1-on-1.
We decided to start the homeschool day with a bible story for the kids, AND so we could get more time in the word.
Next the kids are going into math on their own.
Right now we are using Time 4 Learning as our online homeschool curriculum (https://www.time4learning.com/).
It’s really good! It could use a few more video lessons explaining the material, but what’s there is a great foundation.
When we pulled the kids out of public school, our little girl was in 2nd grade and our son Isaac was in 4th.
Anna Jo was a little ahead, and Isaac was a little behind. So we are doing 3rd grade for both of them.
It’s working out well.
We work from home, so while they do their lesson we sit beside them and get work done, stopping when they need help.
Homeschool Tip for Work at Home Parents…
While the kids work independently in their Time 4 Learning lessons, we are doing tasks like checking email, answering questions in our forums, and setting up social media posts.
Why those tasks?
Because these are quick tasks that are independent from each other.
Each email is a couple minute task, each Forum post a couple minute task, each twitter or Facebook post is independent of the other.
So if the kids need help in the next hour, we can stop, help, and then go back to our task without interruptions.
What we have learned so far is it’s too hard to work on complicated tasks during “school time” because the interruptions get us distracted.
Task switching is a killer for productivity.
But knocking out Flip Your Life community forums and emails?
We can take care of these and still help the kids when they need it!
We are moving on to math for the day, then the kids get to pick what they study next.
Homeschooling is hard, but we are figuring it out, one day at a time!
What is your biggest productivity challenge with the kids at home for homeschool? How do you help them and get work done?
Tell us in the comments!
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