Kick Off the Year with a Positive Back-to-Homeschool Experience
“But what will you put on the fridge?”
If school is online, what do parents of online students display on the fridge? Maybe it’s not the biggest question on the tip of the tongue for parents about to start online school, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Online school offers so much when it comes to educational opportunities and the chance for parent involvement—and learning isn’t only on the computer! Students have many hands-on activities and ways to apply learning to real life, so you will still have plenty of pictures and worksheets to decorate your fridge.
Making the transition from summer freedom back to doing school at home can be a challenge for kids and parents alike. To start the process with a little bit of fun, try one of our downloadable back-to-homeschool worksheets. It’s a light, fun activity to help your children reflect on things they’ve enjoyed over the summer and start them thinking about the new school year full of possibilities.
In this digital age, it is still important for students to learn how to write about their thoughts and experiences. As your children consider their favorite things, they can practice their thinking and writing skills for the upcoming year. You can also try using a worksheet as an icebreaker or get-to-know-you exercise when socializing with other homeschoolers or online school families.
Easing back into a new school year with this fun worksheet can help encourage your students to get back into academic mode after a summer of long, warm days, hide-and-go-seek, and maybe too many video games. They’ll get to reflect on the past, look to the upcoming school year, and get a tactile, familiar back-to-homeschool vibe from the attached worksheets.
Even better? It gives you something to put on the fridge.
To learn how you can be more involved in your child’s education through online public school, visit the Connections Academy website. Or to learn about online private school, visit International Connections Academy’s website.