Plan a starting time for your homeschool day and then show up on time consistently and with a good attitude.
Leaving your day to chance and not having a starting time for your schoolwork sends the message to everyone that it is not a priority. Create a pattern of responsibility whether you start your day at 8 AM or 1 PM, show up prepared to get busy.
Children like rhythm and continuity.
Create a pattern that fits your family and homeschool style.
- We have always started with our Bible reading setting the tone for the rest of the day. (Read more about our circle time activities which also include poetry, journals, and check-in time.)
- Perhaps your family wants to start with math or a read aloud.
- You may have wiggly boys that need to move first thing in the morning.
- Remember that older children still need you for support, encouragement, and companionship.
It is worth the effort to establish this habit.