One idea that we recently started to do is a morning (or early afternoon) meeting. Our whole family sits at the table just after breakfast and we plan what we want to do for the day. We then place the most important things on our new kitchen command centre.
Great idea, Alisha!
That's perfect timing, since everyone was there for breakfast anyway!
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Since you are a current Gold Care Club member, I can send you any classes that you need. I'll sent you the class on College Scholarships for High School Credit - look for that in your email inbox!
Hi Lee!! I am completely soaking up all that you are providing!!!
I was watching a talk that you had recorded and heard you say that you had your sons write an essay often. I've been looking for it again to hear it again but I haven't been able to find it. I am interested in more detail as I found it to be a wonderful idea and it was on "Finding faith to homeschool high school." Might you be able to expand on this idea for me.
Oh Lee....I wish I knew you five years ago. But I muddled through with my first high schooler and some local co-op teaching and counseling help. Now I have to "start over" as it were with my next high schooler - all my kids are five years apart - and I am thrilled to have found your website resource. Thanks!
We've regularly used morning meetings to review the day's and week's schedule, and then it also transitions well into Bible lessons for our crew.
Not only can a morning meeting serve as a check and encouragement to keep on track, we used a more-or-less daily morning together time through the years for devotions together, character stories, reading aloud, doing artwork, art history books, sharing items of interest (articles on all kinds of topics, including high school-related articles like Lee's). Sometimes our time together was only 10 minutes, but I felt that it was best to put the "spice" up front, or we would get busy with our academic subjects and it would get cut off at the end of the day. We LOVED that morning time together, and the things we shared will remain as some of my most cherished homeschool memories. It was what made homeschool special, fun, and exciting.
I shouldn't talk past tense as I have two more boys in high school, but as their lives have become busier and more full, it seems more difficult to get everyone together to enjoy that time.
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