For even more posts about planning from curriculum picks, to scheduling options, to setting goals, be sure to visit my homeschool planning guide.
I really haven’t talked about one of my newest and most exciting ventures over here as much as I should. I am now partnering with Mystie from Simply Convivial and Simplified Organization every other Monday to chat about organizing, technology, apps, and all manner of fun things in our new Simplified Organization Google Hangouts.
Google Hangouts are a live event that you can watch as they happen (scary, isn’t it!?) and they are recorded to YouTube so you can view them later if you wish. So far we have done three:
- Mystie’s Daily Index Card To-do List
- Remember the Milk Tutorial
- And then the one homeschool planning hangout we did today with special guest Chelli G from The Planted Trees.
In the video we start by discussing planning the year, move to discussing planning the week, and finally we talk about ways that we schedule our homeschool days. The best thing about participating in such a chat is that I gather all kind of fabulous ideas that I never think about on my own.
Chelli had told me she did not make homeschool goals, but the guiding principles she shared that she created for her homeschool are genius, and in some ways even more helpful than SMART goals.
Another thing that the conversation emphasizes is the flexibility of homeschooling, and how it is so easy for families to make it work in their own best interest. It gives us the chance to do what is best for our family. Nothing better than that.
Please excuse our technical difficulties. We were experiencing some problems caused by the weather. I don’t think you will be sorry if you press on and watch through to the end. If you can’t see the video below, you can find it on YouTube. Enjoy!
And here are some links to things we discuss in the homeschool planning hangout:
Chelli’s Planning Series