homeschool planning – Time4Learning https://www.time4learning.com Homeschool, Afterschool, Skill Building Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:31:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Homeschool Unit Study: Giving, Hope, and Family https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/holiday-homeschool-unit-study-giving-hope-and-family/ https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/holiday-homeschool-unit-study-giving-hope-and-family/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:11:39 +0000 https://www.time4learning.com/?p=8784 And just like that, the year is coming to a close, and the end-of-year hustle and bustle is upon us. If you’re like me at this time of year, homeschooling tends to get lost in the shuffle of preparing meals, travel arrangements, buying gifts, and more. But humor me and forget all about your to-do […]]]>

And just like that, the year is coming to a close, and the end-of-year hustle and bustle is upon us. If you’re like me at this time of year, homeschooling tends to get lost in the shuffle of preparing meals, travel arrangements, buying gifts, and more. But humor me and forget all about your to-do list for just a moment. Now, reflect on what this time of year is all about and I bet a few key themes come to mind. For me, it’s hope, giving, and family. As you turn your attention back to the realities of what lies ahead these next few weeks, I wanted to share some ideas on how to keep homeschooling going while also making sure what’s truly important this time of year, rises above all the noise.

Delegate Your Homeschooling Instruction

When you take on the role of a homeschool teacher, it’s easy to forget that the instruction doesn’t always have to be done by you. In fact, your students may benefit just as much as you by learning from someone other than yourself. During busy times, I ask my spouse, relatives, and even homeschool group members to help me tag-team my children’s homeschool activities. When I’ve exhausted my usual back-ups my go-to for homeschool instruction is actually Time4Learning! The online curriculum covers the core subjects of math, language arts, science, and social studies through fun, engaging activities my kids enjoy. Say goodbye to homeschool mom/teacher guilt!

Unconventional Learning

One of the many reasons families choose to homeschool is to give their children the opportunity to learn at their own pace. In most cases, there isn’t a schedule that we must follow. That’s one of the things that makes homeschooling so special. Students can take the time they need to achieve a real understanding of a subject and it can be done in any form or fashion. Textbooks, online curricula, or even real-world scenarios. For example, tying lessons back into the December theme, I usually like to make treats and drop them off for our local first-responders around this time of year. While my kids and I are baking a batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies, I can usually knock out a math, science, and literacy/communication lesson with them at the same time. Here’s my secret recipe:

  • Math: I ask my students to double the measurements in our recipe.
  • Science: How in the world, do all these soupy ingredients mixed together, make a solid, crisp, delicious cookie? I’m personally still trying to figure this one out, but it’s also a great way to learn chemical reactions.
  • Literacy and communication: What a perfect time to practice reading, and writing! It’s also a great way to demonstrate what happens when you don’t follow directions or miss a step in the recipe — it can wreak havoc on the outcome of your baked goods.

Themed Unit Studies

A final suggestion for homeschooling as you round out 2016 is to use a unit study that covers the core subjects while also narrowing in on the season’s themes. If you are in need of some extra lessons or activities for your children, I’ve already done the legwork. You’ll see below the handpicked lessons I pulled out from Time4Learning’s award-winning curriculum and some other homeschool friendly sites that tie into hope, giving, and family. Luckily, there are so many different ways for my children to learn outside of the standard textbooks and curricula. And isn’t that the beauty of homeschooling? Learning anywhere at anytime. When I incorporate education into an everyday lifestyle, my children tend to forget they’re actually learning!
Time4Learning December Unit Study

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Homeschool Unit Study: Earth and Space https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/homeschool-unit-study-earth-and-space/ https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/homeschool-unit-study-earth-and-space/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:29:39 +0000 https://www.time4learning.com/?p=8535 It’s no secret that Time4Learning is the most convenient, comprehensive online homeschool curriculum available. We offer more than 3,000 student-paced multimedia activities in language arts, math, science, and social studies. And while our homeschool tools including lesson plans by grade and subject make it less time consuming to plan your homeschool day, week, month ,or year, […]]]>

It’s no secret that Time4Learning is the most convenient, comprehensive online homeschool curriculum available. We offer more than 3,000 student-paced multimedia activities in language arts, math, science, and social studies. And while our homeschool tools including lesson plans by grade and subject make it less time consuming to plan your homeschool day, week, month ,or year, we want to offer our members one more resource – a Homeschool Unit Study.

We know how much children (and adults) can gravitate to a particular subject. What parent doesn’t love it when their child seems thirsty for seemingly endless knowledge on a topic whether it’s trains, food, or space? You can certainly find an endless supply of ideas with a Google search, but for parents trying to fulfill their children’s interest in all things earth and space, check out this list of Time4Learning lessons that point you directly to activities and assignments on space, the /sp/ sound, the long a, compound words, and more by grade level.  Saturate your children’s love of space, planets, earth’s landforms, the sky, flight, and astronauts for weeks to come.

Homeschool Unit Study - Earth and Space

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Free Printable: Weekly Homeschool Planner https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/free-printable-weekly-homeschool-planner/ https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/free-printable-weekly-homeschool-planner/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:47:06 +0000 https://www.time4learning.com/blog/?p=572 Being a homeschool teacher can get quite busy at times which is why Time4Learning makes planning your child’s homeschool schedule easy with our built in lesson plans and activity planner. Even though Time4Learning is an online curriculum, we offer parents many helpful worksheets and planners that can be printed and on hand for a quick […]]]>

Being a homeschool teacher can get quite busy at times which is why Time4Learning makes planning your child’s homeschool schedule easy with our built in lesson plans and activity planner. Even though Time4Learning is an online curriculum, we offer parents many helpful worksheets and planners that can be printed and on hand for a quick reference.

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Free Printable: Homeschool Goals, Strengths, and Needs Planner https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/free-printable-homeschool-goals-strengths-and-needs-planner/ https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/free-printable-homeschool-goals-strengths-and-needs-planner/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:46:14 +0000 https://www.time4learning.com/blog/?p=577 Recognizing your homeschoolers strengths and weaknesses can be tough. Time4Learning’s homeschool goals, strengths, and needs planner can help you! Listing out the areas your homeschooler excels in as well as the areas that might be a little more troubling can help you stay focused. Click on image to download PDF format]]>

Recognizing your homeschoolers strengths and weaknesses can be tough. Time4Learning’s homeschool goals, strengths, and needs planner can help you! Listing out the areas your homeschooler excels in as well as the areas that might be a little more troubling can help you stay focused.

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Homeschool High School Transcript Template https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/homeschool-high-school-transcript-template/ https://www.time4learning.com/blog/tips-worksheets/homeschool-high-school-transcript-template/#respond Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:02:59 +0000 https://www.time4learning.com/blog/?p=476 Time4Learning high school members frequently request a high school transcript that can be used when applying for post-secondary education or a job. Parents can track their homeschooler’s credits, courses, and accomplishments with this free homeschool high school transcript template. Homeschool parents using Time4Learning are the teacher of record. All final course grades, credits, and GPA […]]]>

Time4Learning high school members frequently request a high school transcript that can be used when applying for post-secondary education or a job. Parents can track their homeschooler’s credits, courses, and accomplishments with this free homeschool high school transcript template. Homeschool parents using Time4Learning are the teacher of record. All final course grades, credits, and GPA are at the parent’s discretion. This free template can be printed out and customized to the goals of each individual homeschooler.

Interested in Time4Learning’s standards-based multimedia high school curriculum? Try our demos.

Homeschool High School Transcript Template

This free high school transcript template can be downloaded, printed out, and customized to the specifics of your individual homeschooler.

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