For the past few years I have been trying to find what works for my children, and myself when it comes to homeschooling styles. The one system that I have found really works is using the workbox system. This method allows you to cater to your child’s learning style, and helps to keep the entire process fun, and enjoyable. Below you will find several tips, and suggestions on how you can focus on one subject a day in your workbox system. Keep in mind that public schools have limited time during the day, which is why they focus on so many subjects at a time. Since they can not go in depth in each subject due to time, they send home extra work to help them really get the concept. As a homeschooler you can change this up a bit, and really focus on one main subject a day. The two major subjects are math, and language arts, (which includes reading). The end of the week can be used for additional subjects like science, social studies, and the arts.
Fill each box with a fun project
By working on one subject a day you will be able to fill all of the workboxes with different activities that are based on the topic. For example if your child is learning fractions in math, you can find different activities for them to do. Place a different activity for them in each of their workboxes. This way for the day they will only be focusing on the one topic.
Worksheet’s work well
If your child work’s well with worksheets, it may be a good idea to fill their box with fun worksheets that also help with the topic. It will also help the day to move along quicker, if they only have to focus on one worksheet at a time, and can quickly move through their boxes.
Take it outdoors
Don’t be afraid to take the learning outside. There are plenty of ways to reinforce new skills, and topics that are being taught, simply by taking it outdoors. It not only will be a lot of fun to get out of the house for a bit, but it will really help to break up the day as well. Even if it is cold out, just bundle up the kids, and head on out of doors. Going out doors, also includes going to your local library, as well as other educational facilities. Look in your area to see what educational facilities you can find. You may be surprised at all of the options you really have.