From Pre-School to the Homeschool Classroom
It’s not that much time before your pre-school toddler needs to be admitted to regular school. However, if you have been having fun teaching your kid at home, you may want to continue that with transitioning them to a regular homeschool classroom. In most cases the shift from informal learning to formal schooling can occur with minimal fuss, if you mentally prepare the homeschool student and get organized. Here are some ways to make it easier for yourself.
Pick Up a Curriculum Guide
By having a set curriculum, it makes life much easier when you are easing into more responsibilities as a homeschool teacher. This can be a stressful time as many first time parents are often overwhelmed with the number of things that they need to do in the homeschool classroom. Having a guide helps them break into their new role as the sole teacher of their children with ease. It leaves the homeschool teacher with more free time to implement the curriculum.
Have a Proper Space for The Class
Having a physical area designated to be the homeschool classroom can be a very good idea. It allows the homeschool student to associate the place with formal learning. It’s also easier to store all the study material that the homeschool teacher will need to accumulate. The separate are becomes a place of study and the students know that they are expected to act in a certain manner there. It helps in settling them down to book learning faster.
Educate Yourself on What to Expect
There are a lot of homeschooling parents who are happy to pass on their personal experience. Just do an online search and you will end up with more blogs and websites than you can possibly read in your lifetime. It may be a good idea to pick up a few bloggers who have popular blogs and begin to follow them. There will be a number of ideas that you can pick up from them.
Plus most of them are happy to reply to your questions in their comments section. Having real life expertise is extremely helpful at times.