For some reason this time of year seems to bring out the homeschool doldrums, our lessons that were so interesting in October feel like a big ho-hum. The cold and, often dreary weather, plays a part I'm sure, but it goes deeper than that.
Christmas is a wonderful season, however it does bring a great deal of clutter into the house. As much fun as it is to get everything out in anticipation of the holiday, it always feels good to get everything put away and the house in its proper order.
Which usually leads to more purging. Everywhere.
After our long Christmas break, then with a vacation thrown into the mix, it's been challenging to get back into the swing of things. Plus, I'm leaving again for BEECH Retreat, so it seems even more difficult to get in our groove.
Confession, it's much more me than my kids!
So I did what any self-respecting homeschool moms does, I googled it. I'm sure that I'm probably not the only one experiencing the winter funk, so here are a few things I have found around the web:
10 Ways to Keep the House Clean While Homeschooling - I need to put the "OHIO" into practice. Every.single.day.
I'm thinking I have way too much stuff in our homeschool room - Our Minimalist Homeschool Room
Simply Homeschool: Having Less Clutter
The whole of unschooling becomes oh so interesting again - Minimalist Homeschooling: aka unschooling
5 Ways to Overcome a Bad Homeschool Day
Banishing the Winter Blues - February can be a challenging month
Why Are Homeschooled Kids so Annoying - January and February may be the time for a homeschool funk, but I'm glad I'm doing it anyway.
I've linked to this before, but it's worth mentioning again, I think I should listen to this at least once a week! Why Homeschool
And, when all else fails, sit down and read a book with the kids!
Some encouraging homeschool books: