About a week ago, I did something I rarely do - I let my kiddos stay up way past their bedtime in order to watch the lunar eclipse. I knew that staying up meant the kids would sleep in the next day and we would have to cut out part of my plans because there just wouldn't be time to finish it all or cranky attitudes.
But in that moment, we laughed as we huddled to stay warm and we oohed and aahed as we watched the moon disappear and turn red. In short, we had fun.
Sometimes we get in the rut of teaching that we forget to have fun with homeschooling. We forget that we control the schedule, not the lesson plans. And we forget that it is totally fine to adjust the plans in order to make room for a bit of fun.
You can spontaneously drop your plans or schedule an enjoyable break, but here are a few ideas for adding a bit homeschooling fun:
Whatever you decide to do, the memories you create will be worth the adjustment to those "perfect" plans. So, this month - don't forget to have fun in your homeschool!
We have got plenty of that! Check out the following posts for tips:
When we started sharing monthly tips four years ago - click "Read More" to see all 52 homeschool science tips!
Give your kids the tools to build something. Click "Read More" to read, or listen, to this homeschool science tip of the month from Elemental Science.
Take a few moments to observe! Click "Read More" to read, or listen, to this homeschool science tip of the month from Elemental Science.