Welcome to day 11 of my #write28days series. Today I want to encourage you to “dare to be different”. Our homeschooling routines and decisions do not have to mimic public school at home. In fact, I believe, our routines should be different. After all, we know our children best. When we begin homeschooling, we embark on a miraculous journey that allows for creativity and more to enter our homeschools on a daily basis.
Just because students sit in rows of desks at school does not mean my children need to do that at home. For many years, our dining room table served as the heart of our homeschool. Also, my children frequently picked other locations within our home to work. We need to find a rhythm and routine that works for our own family.
For some families, getting up early in the morning works best, while other families may find homeschooling later in the day works better. Even within the same family, members might differ in their routine and homeschooling times, and that is okay.
We need to examine our own family and children to determine what works best. So dare to be different. Embrace the opportunities and experiences that homeschooling allows. I would love to hear from you about how your day is going.