Here’s one of the realities of home education: It won’t go exactly as planned. (Sort of like life.)
In order to stay sane, you need to prioritize your student’s activities. That way, when you have a bad day, get sick, go through a family emergency, travel, or find yourself with a houseful of inlaws, you know what subjects to complete–and which ones to allow to drop off the list.
Every family has its own priority list, but here’s our suggestion:
- Sleep. No matter what else happens, students should get plenty of sleep–particularly in high school.
- Exercise. Bodies that don’t move can’t think well.
- Math and language arts. These are absolutely vital to all other areas of achievement.
- History and science.
- Non-core subjects.