5 Ideas for First Weeks of School


I can hardly believe how time is flying by and school has begun! Maybe you are just beginning or are waiting to take the plunge next week. Here are some things to consider when beginning your year:

1.Start with an abbreviated schedule. For your first week or two start with reading and math. Add history and science and your other subjects the next week or two.

 2. Review what you learned last year if you have students who are in first grade or older. You can review ideas and concepts with your preschoolers and kindergartners such as colors and numbers.

3. Keep lessons short. The first week or so is hard for everyone to focus, including you, homeschool teacher. 🙂 You can quickly add more time as everyone gets into the swing of things.

4. Read a book aloud. This is a great way to capture the attention of your students, add reading comprehension and have some great bonding time. This can be done in the morning or after lunch.

5. Give lots of praise and positive reinforcement when your student has done a good job. A word of encouragement foes a long way!

Speaking of, you are doing a great job! Have a great week of teaching. 🙂




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