Homeschool was stressing me out, and I’m still alternating between feelings of accomplishment and unconditional love, and complete mortification.
Lesson Plans have proved to be excellent for sustaining a healthy routine through continuing shifts in our moods, behaviors, and schedules.
#1 Solution: Love and Goodwill. Only makes sense when it’s happening. When I’m stressed and I want to murder my man, nothing of these words comes through. Which leads us to
#2: Patience. Keep working at the problem headed towards Love and Goodwill. But accept that it takes time. I like to remind myself not to rush! And I do have to remind myself.
#3 – SELF-GRADED TESTS! Of course! So brilliantly perfect for our situation.
The end of week exam is a review that reinforces built-in study skills (the notebooks), and causes a lot of comprehension to happen! It also continues to teach reading comprehension, paying attention to detail, and exemplifies her grasp of each concept.
When she self-grades, by explaining her answers and then answering questions, we also get to go over concepts that she didn’t completely understand the first time around.