Not Back to School: How to Kick off the New Year

As we head into the Back-to-School season, the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team are sharing their advice and experiences for homeschoolers.

Not Back-to-School Advice from the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team

Lisa Marie – 5 Ways Homeschoolers Can Enjoy Back to School

September is traditionally known as the season of “back to school.” As homeschoolers, some of us follow this school year pattern while some of us just school all year round – but no matter what approach we take, this time of year does have some perks that we can enjoy as homeschoolers.

Joelle – Setting Goals for the School Year

Why setting up goals? They help you keep on track, and they help you measure your progress as the year progresses.

Bonnie – 10 Back-to-School Movies

Growing up as a homeschool student, my glimpses of “real” school life consisted of hearing what my friends said about it or watching movies about school kids. Good plots require problems, so most movies about school focus on the bad things that happen there—the bullying, peer pressure, and cliques (making me glad that I was homeschooled).

Alison – Celebrating the First Day of School {FREE Chalkboard Printables!}

We’re trying to catch some of that Back to School excitement this year! Stop by and get your First Day of (Home)School Chalkboard Printables to use when capturing that memorable first day!

Alexandra – How We Do “Not Back to School” ~ Easing Into It!

Over the last 10 years that I have homeschooled my children, we have always eased slowly into the new homeschool year. We focus on the main subjects at first, Math and Language Arts, and each week or two, add more to our routine.

Krina – How to “Not” Go Back to School

7. Lastly, don’t let your mind go “back” to school. As a publically schooled child, then public teacher, I am quite familiar with the way school works in a public setting. I have been known to compare our “schooling” to my knowledge of public schooling, and to feel like I am failing the comparison. But if I stop, breath, and look around me – I see that this isn’t “school” but rather my family learning together, through all these seasons. I see that our choice to follow this lifestyle is working for us – and for them. It is apples and oranges – both are food delivered via different sources.

Andrea – Not Back To School: How To Kick Off The New School Year

So what can you the reader get out of this quick blog? HAVE FUN! Don’t let yourself get bogged down with all the nitty gritty details of “school”.

Kimberly – Don’t Put too Much Pressure on Your First Day of Homeschool

If you haven’t already started your first day of homeschool this year, you likely will be in the next week or so. My advice? Don’t put too much pressure on your first day.

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