Starting out a new homeschool year or starting your first can both be a big transition for your family. Homeschooling is a great opportunity to give your child a truly custom education that fits your child's needs, but the transition can be a challenge for families. With a little work, transitioning from public school to homeschooling this fall can be a fun part of your homeschooling adventure.
5 Tips to Successfully Transition from Public School to Homeschool
Talk to your child about your plan to homeschool. Find out how they feel about it, what they most want to learn and what things you can do to help make the new school year amazing. Communication is truly a valuable tool for your homeschool and vital to a smooth transition.
Start out the homeschooling year with something fun. Your first day of homeschooling can affect your entire attitude towards homeschooling and your child's excitement and willingness to cooperate. Plan something fun for their first day of school whether it is a special breakfast or a field trip somewhere fun and exciting.
Don't try to make your homeschool school at home. Trying to copy traditional schools from the beginning of your homeschool journey can make the transition hard and lead to undue stress as you attempt to make homeschool a fun part of your child's education.
Get familiar with the resources available to you. Check online for local homeschool co-ops, make friends with the local librarian, and be open to suggestions for activities and field trips for your child. These tools and resources will help you take advantage of everything available to you for a fun and well-rounded education for your child.
Don't burn yourself out. Homeschooling is a great option for the entire family but often moms playing the role of mom and teacher find themselves feeling burnt out. Find time to relax and put energy into yourself as well so you can be a better teacher and keep your cool on the rough days. If you are stressed and not enjoying yourself you can not give your child as good of an education as they deserve.