T’was the night before homeschool and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except — the kid
– who is thirsty
– needs to use the bathroom
– is too hot
– is too cold
– too itchy
– whose blankets fell off the bed
– needs a snuggle
– has to use the bathroom, again
You get the picture. Or you’ve been there yourself!
This is a teaser of a series that will be coming down the pipeline, in the near future.
In order to be free to do ‘all the things,’ all the other things must be in order. Say that 10 times fast.
In reality, the more organized and prepared we are as parents and homeschoolers, the smoother the day usually goes. (Now throw a couple of toddlers in the mix and then it doesn’t really matter how well you planned…)
Ok – it does matter how well you plan, even when there are toddlers thrown in the mix. If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.
When it comes to laying everything out the night before, there was a ton of work that went into the what’s, when’s, where’s, why’s, hows, and whose. Before I even prepped this, there were file folders, lesson plans, bullet journals, printing, laminating, and above all a lot of prayer.
Trying to bring it all together all at the same time would be completely overwhelming. Getting this all together takes multiple steps. These will be set out plainly in the near future. For now, here is a picture of what setting up the night before looks like.
Each kid has seat work, activities, piano practice and a chore that is done before they walk up the stairs, to our main level.
I set out what they need at their table spot and write out the details on the white board.