How Does Homeschooling Work?

How does homeschooling work? I've been asked that question so many times. I know that each homeschooling family has various ways of doing their homeschooling. For my family, though, it starts with a bit of planning. Where we are, the law dictates that we must include the learning areas designated by the education department as part of our homeschooling curriculum. The eight are English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Sciences, Information and Communication Technology, and Design and Technology.

Before the start of the school year, I did some research. Research doesn't end. I try to be online daily, even for just a few minutes, and find some things I can use in our homeschooling. I also keep myself updated on social media groups and check out anything new. I also talk with other homeschooling families and ask them what they use for their family's homeschool resources. Then, before the start of the school year, I speak with my family, and we try to make a homeschool schedule that all of us can agree on. We usually follow our approved plan. However, when it doesn't work anymore because of changes in schedule or change of interests, we would meet again and try and make another schedule that would suit everyone and something that we can agree on.

Our regular days consist of four (4) hours of learning. However, we don't limit it to that because children can learn anytime in our home. They don't mind, and we don't care as parents or teachers. But for formality's sake, we have 4 hours each day of the children immersing themselves in the assigned subjects. However, the children can learn whatever piques their interest in that subject. We like the children to learn something of their own choosing so that they will be more interested in what they are learning.

Since our family has been homeschooling for eleven (11) years, we have been accustomed to what we do, so there isn't much chaos anymore compared to when we first started. Back in those days, we didn't know anything, so we tried a lot of things. I remember that there was a time when we even had a free-for-all schedule. We let the children learn whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted them. It only lasted a week since it was chaos for our kids. We learned from that experience that our children do better when they have a structure. So that is why we decided to have a schedule for them so that it will be more organized for all of us.

How Does Homeschooling Work?

To the question: "How does homeschooling work? Well, we first make a list of the subjects we want to include in our homeschooling. Then, we research and check what programs or resources would suit our children. We consider if we can afford the program or subscription we want. We buy the programs or subscriptions. Then, we talked as a family about our schedule for the year. We make that schedule, and then we do it! If it doesn't work, we return to the drawing board. It's always good to plan because if you have a plan, it will give you a guide. And if things don't work, you can certainly make changes according to your needs.

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