Looking back on last year and assessing how it went is a good thing to do before planning next year’s homeschool.
When I look back on the year, some of the things I check for may surprise you.
These are some of the questions I ask myself to assess how well our homeschool year went:
- Did you spend time together as a family?
- Did your kids learn how to be more kind and considerate?
- Did your kids become more mature and less selfish?
- Did you get to know your children?
- Did they get to know you?
- Did you make memories?
- Did you enjoy the year?
- Did the kids enjoy the year?
- Did they make progress in important academic skills?
- Did your kids learn life skills such as cooking, cleaning, building, fixing things, and problem solving?
Even in a relaxed homeschool or in unschooling, I cover the main academic subjects. But I will not do them in a schoolish sort of way.
I will use methods that are more hands-on and interactive. And I will measure each activity to ascertain if it will really add to necessary knowledge or skills. And I will take into account the learning style and interests of each child. I don’t make them spend hours doing “school”. I let them learn many things naturally and use teachable moments profusely.
As you can see by the questions I use to determine the success of our homeschool year, I put more value and emphasis on personal development, character building, and relationship skills.
This is how I measure the success of our homeschool year.
So, considering the questions I posed above, Did You Have a Successful Homeschool Year?
Psalm 107:30 Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and He brought them to their desired haven.
Praying for you and your success,