Ready or not…it is back to home school time!
If your home school is anything like ours your days are most likely filled with selecting curriculum, scheduling co-ops, and planning field trips.
As our kids are moving into the teen years we believe it is important to not only focus on school subjects as we plan for a new homeschool year, but to also use this time to develop skills they will need in order to be successful throughout their lives – these are things we call life skills.
One important skill we are targeting is goal setting.
A tool we use to help our kids identify and track their goals is a Back to Home School Goals Page for Tween & Teens.
Back to Home School Goals for Older Kids
We use this Back to Home School Goal worksheet in our homeschool to help our kids set a few broad goals for the new school year.
Here are a few tips for helping your teens set their own goals for the school year:
- Give your kids a brief overview of how to set and reach goals for themselves.
- Encourage your child to select interesting books to read during the new school year. You might even decide to invite a few friends to read the same books so the kids can have discussions about the books they read.
- Help your teen develop important life skills such as cooking, time management, etiquette, and more.
- Get your kids involved in planning field trips and select interesting books to read. They will enjoy visiting places they are learning about with their studies.
Remind your students to keep their goals posted in a place they can see and review them on a regular basis! They can even set new ones if they accomplish these before the end of the school year.
Goals Planning Page for Teens
Download the Back to Home School Goals worksheet for Tweens & Teens to share with your student.
More Back to Homeschool Ideas
We have even more tips and activities to get your new year started on a positive note!