Sometimes I forget that I am a teacher. As a homeschooling parent, I often feel more like a parent than I do a teacher. But us homeschooling mommas (and dads) are teachers.
We are solely responsible for educating our children. We may teach through online curriculum, in-a-box programs, or an eclectic bag of tricks! But we are teachers.
And as teachers, we need an in-service day (or a few in-service hours grabbed here and there) to get organized. So, after we spent the last month ruminating about our plans, it’s time to set aside a day or two to get ready for our next school year.
Here are a few things you can do on your in-service day:
Starting next week, we will be sharing a 5-day Homeschool Science Boot Camp This series will help you get ready for science next year in about 5 minutes a day! If you are not already subscribed to the Tips for Homeschool Science Show in iTunes or your favorite podcasting app, you will want to do so now so you won’t miss an episode.
In the meantime, here are a few links I have found helpful as I grab an in-service hour here and there:
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