Are you homeschooling middle school? Congratulations! It can be some of the best (and hardest) years of your life.
These middle schoolers have so much potential, and we are in the perfect situation to help them grow in their strengths and shore up their weaknesses.
Pin this Homeschooling Middle School post for later! Use it as a jumping off spot for inspiration and ideas as you craft the right system for your middle schoolers.
Homeschooling Middle School
Here’s how to make it work.
Advice on your Homeschool Schedule << this comprehensive post also includes FREE Homeschool Schedule Planner Pages!
Want a sneak peek into how we schooled three middle schoolers one year? Here’s one way to do it and what worked for us at the time.
Organizing your middle schooler can be a challenge. So why not use tech (which they love), even if you’re not techy? Once we discovered how to use Trello for homeschool schedules and weekly to-do lists, we’ve never looked back.
If homeschool planning stresses you out, then you need to consider the simple approach. Once and done. You can plan your whole year in an afternoon, even if you have multiple kids. The best tool I’ve found for helping me and the kids all stay organized and on task is Trello. Let me show you how it’s done.
You can homeschool many ages and stages without going crazy if you have some strategies at your disposal. This workshop includes an action step workbook that will help you implement what you learn right away and take away the overwhelm that can sometimes come when you’re homeschooling multiples.
If you keep this wise advice in mind, you will ease a lot of stress from the middle school years:
In the K-8 sequence, your kids will not master everything – or anything! You want to give them exposure to a wide range of wonderful opportunities and subjects, but don’t put an unnecessary burden on yourself.
Create a curriculum plan that is gearing up for more independence in high school. Pursue passions, teach skills and character qualities that will serve them well for years to come. Enjoy the learning process with your middle schoolers. Challenge them but don’t frustrate them.
Here is what we’ve done in the middle school years, although I will be quite honest and tell you that it changes a bit (or a lot) for each new middle schooler that I homeschool. So take our suggestions with a grain a salt if it doesn’t fit your kids.
Homeschooling provides a wonderful opportunity to customize a child’s education – and middle school is a great time to do this!
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