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10 Books to Read as You Plan Your Homeschool Year

As the homeschool year begins to wrap up, homeschooling mothers’ thoughts turn to planning for next year. We take a look at what worked well, what needs to be changed, and what sort of subjects or activities you want to consider for the future.

As you sit down and start to fill up your planner for next year, take a look at these books to help you plan and prepare a successful homeschool season.

1. Plan Your Year

Before you sit down to plan your homeschool year, you need a vision. Instead of perusing curriculum catalogs, take some time to create goals for your students and aim for what’s right for your unique family.

2. Teaching From Rest

Do you struggle with anxiety and fear as a homeschooling mom? Do you worry that you’re not enough?

Take a deep breath, and read through this revised, expanded edition.

3. Your Morning Basket

Wondering how to fit in nature study,art,music,or read-alouds into your homeschooling day? Want to bring your family together to share in learning truth, goodness and beauty?

With Your Morning Basket, you’ll learn how creating a Morning Time routine can help you to enjoy all of the beautiful things you wanted to experience with your children when you began to homeschool.

4. For the Children’s Sake

For the Children’s Sake is a book about what education can be, based on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human-to be a child, a parent, a teacher-and on the Christian meaning of life. The central ideas have been proven over many years and in almost every kind of educational situation.

5. The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas

While you’re planning your homeschool, you’re sure to need a resource. In the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas, 55 experienced homeschooling mothers share their expertise on everything from preschool to special needs, managing a homeschool budget and more.

6. A Mother’s Rule of Life

Homeschooling mothers know the struggle of balancing motherhood, marriage and homemaking. In A Mother’s Rule of Life, you’ll find a pattern for living that combines the spiritual wisdom of the monastery with the practical wisdom of motherhood.

7. Homeschooling – When You Want to Quit

Whether you’re a new homeschooling mom or a veteran, there WILL be times that you’ll want to throw in the towel. Here, you’ll find practical tips for managing over 50 challenges in your homeschool.

8. Read Aloud Handbook

Want to awaken your children’s imaginations and improve their language skills? The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

9. Raising Your Spirited Child

Do you have a child who is intense? Exuberant? Energetic? If you have a spirited child, this book is essential for your parenting and your homeschool.

10. How We Teach

Scratching your head about how to teach Latin or multiplication tables? In How We Teach, contributors explicitly discuss how they teach specific subjects in their homes.

What books are must-read in your homeschool, as you start to plan the new year? Share them with us in the comments.

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