Do you write out goals for each month? Perhaps you have separate goals for homemaking, homeschooling, business, and other areas of your life? Can I tell you a secret? I generally do not write out goals. I do keep a weekly list of tasks I would like to accomplish in terms of work and my own personal blog but keeping a monthly goal list was never a top priority for me.
Today, I would like to share with you my goals for our homeschool. We are currently homeschooling a kindergartner, a second-grader, and a high school senior – so our November goals are varied. We are using My Father’s World Complete Kindergarten Curriculum currently for our kindergartner, a variety of resources for our second-grader including Homeschool Easy, and mostly courses from SchoolhouseTeachers.com for our senior. (Here is what we used last year for our oldest: Day in the Life of a Homeschooled 11th Grader.)
For our youngest – our kindergartner – we are continuing to work through the kindergarten curriculum we reviewed from My Father’s World. For November, we should be studying the letter H and horses, the letter E and elephants, the letter P and penguins, and the letter K and Kangaroos. We will be reading some fun books, including Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester.
Our goals for our second grader include finishing up his study of the American Revolution and early American history, the last of the planets of the Solar System, and the study of nouns using materials from Homeschool Easy. (Find all the Crew’s reviews of Homeschool Easy here: Homeschool Curriculum for Grades 1 to 5). I want to incorporate some of the hands-on activities that accompany the various curriculum we are using with our youngest son.
Just what are our goals for our homeschooling high school senior? I would like for him to complete one of his courses from SchoolhouseTeachers.com – Money 101. I also hope that we will be able to watch at least one production of Macbeth because he read Shakespeare’s play during October for his High School British Literature course also at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
While I pray that we accomplish our goals during November, I will be willing to let go and make changes if the need arises. After all, homeschooling allows us to be flexible. We can take time to take care of family, help friends, or learn entirely new things as the opportunities present themselves.
Thank you to Kristen at A Mom’s Quest to Teach for writing this article. Kristen is a housewife and mother to a teenage stepson and two younger children. She is a certified social studies teacher and has worked as a volunteer at a National Park site, in the education department of a metropolitan zoo, and as a high school history teacher.
Some reading inspiration from last week
- Choosing Where To Work – by Annette at A Net in Time.
- Homeschool Room Furniture Favorites @ My Homeschool With a View
- Why A Piano Is Important @ At Home: Where Life Happens
- Week One – The Color Orange
- Week Two – Wonderful Blessings of God
- Week Three – Rain & God’s Reign
- Week Four – Furniture Favorites
- Week Five – Goals for November
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