Educational Resoultions for the New Year

I love making New Year’s resolutions.  Ever since I was a little kid. I’d write down my goals for the next twelve months.  I learned pretty early on that the more goals I listed, the more I fell short of satisfying my ambitions.  So, now instead of listing two dozen resolutions, I stick with three or four.

The same goes for homeschooling goals for the new year.  During the wind-down period after Christmas (when all we’ve been doing is eat, unwrap gifts, and visit family members) my wife, the girls and I like to discuss our 2008 successes, as well as the areas we’d like to work on.  Then, we collectively create a new list of 2009 goals.

Here’s what we’ve come up with:

2008 Successes:

  • Music Lessons
  • Math
  • Self-motivated Reading
  • California History

 2009 Goals:

  • Writing (Creative/ Journal/ Paragraphs)
  • Computer / Typing
  • Science

Feel free to share you successes and new year’s resolutions.  Happy 2009!