You’ve heard me talk about cozy homeschool before and how amazing you can make your winter homeschool lesson plans. Because I wonder if you might be curious like I always am, I wrote out our winter homeschool lesson plans. Returning to homeschool after a long Christmas break can feel very blah. After the hype of the holidays, the normal routine can make me feel really unmotivated.
My kids were all feeling it too recently. So after dinner, a few nights before we went back to homeschool for the new year, I asked them to go around the table and share one thing they were really excited about.
They struggled to think of things.
So I interjected with the things I was excited for. I purposefully said things pertaining to school–because I AM excited for school this session when I really think about it! There’s new art lessons I am so excited about! The Winter Olympics!! A new history unit study we’ll be starting! A new annual pass to the science museum!! Fresh, new read alouds to share together! So much goodness happening!
After my turn, everyone else had a much easier time coming up with things to be excited about:
- homeschool band!
- learning new guitar chords!
- new books from Christmas!
- sledding + skating days! (aka: homeschool PE!)
All the enthusiasm made it easy for me to sit down and make plans for our winter session. I realize this might be a harder session to get excited about and plan for. Below you’ll find all the things we’re planning on doing together to maybe give you some good ideas to incorporate too….