There are times I think that sending my kids off to school would make life a little easier. When I’m trying to pack up the house to move is one of those times. As I’ve thought ahead of what these days of packing would look like I have come up with some ideas that have helped in homeschooling and packing. Here are some ways we are homeschooling while we get ready to move.
Plan to take time off ahead of time. If you know you’re moving ahead of time, you can plan to take some days off. You can do more school when you would usually take a break, start the school year earlier, or go a little later with some summer school.
Lighten the load. If you still want two keep the studies going you could try doing school 2-3 times per week. Another option would be to just pick a couple main subjects that need extra work and focus on those. That way you are still keeping up with the studies but you still have extra time to pack.
Let the kids school themselves. Kids can learn pretty easily on their own. Some ways we do this is through books, audiobooks, educational videos, and educational computer games. We have been using Spelling City and Timez Attack for some good review these days.
Hands on life learning. Moving is definitely a good life learning opportunity. They can learn how to pack a box, trying to fit everything in, taping, and labeling. They can also learn how to downsize their belongings, especially if they have a little too much to fit in your new home. Another great life skill they can learn is helping around the house, getting chores done while mom packs.
Don’t homeschool. Somedays it’s the best decision to just to not have anything planned and let them have a play day. My kids can play half the day away building with their legos and riding their bikes. What kid doesn’t like to play with boxes?
Do you have any more tips?